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I would like to move a large Hydrangea into a corner ,to give me more room for Veg.Is it OK to do so now ?.It is about ten years old .Are the roots very deep ?I would welcome advice



Well, when I tried to move a mature one years ago, I couldn't get it out intact - the roots seemed to go down to Australia. On the other hand, it was planted very close to the house foundations, so maybe that made it worse, I don't know. I've never tried moving one that's been in longer than 3 years since then. You could certainly try moving it, accepting that, if you can't get the roots out properly, you may lose it.

27 Feb, 2012


I moved one that had been in about 2 years and it had an awful lot of roots! I pruned the bush back severely before I tried to dig it out and took as much of the root ball as I could. They went under a slab of concrete hardstanding, so I had to cut those off. Two years later, I'm hoping for a reasonable number of flowers this year. It managed a few last summer and put on some growth, so I guess it survived.

If we have a very hard frost after you move it, there may be more damage to the remaining growing points, but it may be better to move it before the buds start opening. A difficult matter of timing - I'd say wait a week or two, but you could use the time to dig a hole to receive it.

Transplanted bushes need extra TLC - meaning thorough watering - throughout the first year at least, after they were moved.

27 Feb, 2012


Hello! I would take some cuttings and start again. The process is very simple as outlined in the following site. Go to propagation ...

27 Feb, 2012


Thanks a lot for your help,I will take cuttings before trying to dig it out.

1 Mar, 2012


Thank you very much for your help.I will take cuttings before attempting to dig it out.

1 Mar, 2012

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