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Leigh-on-Sea Essex, United Kingdom Gb

Hello. I have a large Mahonia 'Buckland'
I need to move it, I was wondering if I cut it down & dug the root ball up would it come up again?



If the ground isn't frozen & you feel energetic, sure you can move it. Plant it with top of rootball at surface level. Water it in real good & add a couple inches of mulch - fallen leaves will do. I don't know why it needs to be cut down first. I've moved a few things around myself just yesterday - the weather is rather mild.

1 Dec, 2017


Should be okay where you live to move... much too cold and frosty too do so with us. No need to cut back as BG says, though it might be easier to dig up if you do.

1 Dec, 2017


I have found established mahonias have a very large and dense rootball. You will need to dig as much of this out as possible but still expect significant root damage. Reducing the top growth will assist the plant.

1 Dec, 2017


Whilst the Mahonia itself may not need to be cut down I would hate the thought of trying to get close and personal with a large one - those leaves!!!!

2 Dec, 2017


Ha! Ha! Yes Bulbaholic, you know what I mean about those spiteful leaves LOL.
This is why I wanna cut it down folks so it will be easy to move LOL, then hopefully it will put on new growth :o))

3 Dec, 2017


Cut just above a leaf. Mahonias respond well to pruning, but a large plant will need TLC next year.

3 Dec, 2017


What would be the best time to move it? x

4 Dec, 2017

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