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what season can I uplift & replant a plum tree

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we need to move our plum tree as it's to close to the neighbour's garden & were wondering when this can be done.My husband says wait until all the leaves are gone but I say it can be moved once it's shed it's fruit!!
Can anyone please help us with this question.Also does it need to be cut right back for us to do this?



When its dormant which is late autumn to early spring. October is the best time.

17 Aug, 2009


thank you for your help

17 Aug, 2009


Your welcome read above I added info

17 Aug, 2009


You don't say how big the tree is - if its not been in more than couple of years at most, you will probably be able to move it easily, but if its over 10 feet, say, and it's been in years, then you will have great difficulty in transplanting it successfully. Do it when its completely dormant, as Morgana says, and try to dig as big a rootball as you can and keep it intact.

17 Aug, 2009


The tree is about 3-4 yrs old & I'm unsure of height.At a guess I would say about 10 feet but that's taken into account the length of some of the branches,they are rather long.
Do we also cut it right back Morgana never said or is October the month for moving & cutting like they replied.

17 Aug, 2009


Well its not recommended to cut plums in the winter because of the risk of silver leaf, but I personally doubt you will successfully remove the tree and have it fit to replant anyway, if its been in situ that long and is that big. You could give it a go though, but don't cut it - prune back the flowering branches after you've taken the crop, so any time now, really, and move it when its dormant in the late autumn/winter.

17 Aug, 2009


thank you both for your help,much appreciated.

17 Aug, 2009

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