Japanese Holly - transplant
I have a 5 ft Japanese Holly that has been near the front of my house probably for many many years - I guess it has had regular pruning as the base of the shrub (where it branches) is maybe five inches in diameter. Its a bit ratty (perhaps as its on a North facing side of the house - and I want to transplant it to a sunnier spot.
The question is how difficult will it be to transplant - how extensive are the roots of a Japanese Holly of this size. How big a rootball? Could I do the job with a spade or do I need something else.