Best time to move a Bridal Wreath Spirea?

mclarkeMay 8, 2009

Does anyone know the best time to move a Bridal Wreath Spirea?

We moved into this house two years ago. Someone planted this poor Spirea too close to a Forsythia, and the Forsythia now dominates the poor Spirea.

So, we'd like to move the Spirea to a better place. It's about three feet tall, quite bushy, and growing enthusiastically sideways.

Has anyone moved a Spirea? Any advice? Is this a good time, or should we wait?

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hortster(6a, southcentral KS)

The best time is spring while still dormant. However, if it is fairly large and well established you could cut the entire plant off at about 6-8" above the ground, dig it with as large an earthball as possible and get it into its new home immediately, watering it in well. It may not have a very showy bloom next year, but will probably live and re-establish. Spireas are pretty tough plants.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 1:51PM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

USDA 6 and warmer fall, right after leaf drop could be better.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 2:48PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

where are you..

in my z5 MI ... when it loses its leaves in fall.. or as soon as the ground thaws in late winter..

fall is preferred because you have two cool seasons.. before the heat of the first summer ... time to grow some roots ...

ken

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 3:17PM
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mclarke

Thanks, everyone... I'm in zone 6, just outside of Philly. Sorry for not posting that before.

Ken, I've met you in the Hosta forum...

Fall might be the best time, then.

Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2009 at 9:23PM
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