transplanting cotoneaster franchetii

SibeliusJames(6a)July 25, 2009

I have a well thriving cotoneaster franchetii. It was planted new late Spring 2009 and has grown well, getting lots of sun. This shrub is noted as quite hardy but I noticed after I planted it, it did go through a spell where it had a notable amount of leaves yellowing and dropping off. It turned out to be no big deal and has thrived very nicely. Now, I've decided that I really want to move this bush around two or three feet from where it is. Should I do this in late Fall or early Spring/late Winter? Is it a touchy plant to transplant, does it have a deep or wide root structure that I need to be particularly careful with? Am I ill advised to move it at all (I really want to move it). Thanks to whomever has a word......

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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Winter. Since it won't have made all that much root growth, as far as it goes since spring it may still be portable. New roots come out in spring, existing root tips extend significantly in fall. Summer (and winter) there isn't so much root growth.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2009 at 1:10AM
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SibeliusJames(6a)

Thanks bboy.

    Bookmark   July 28, 2009 at 9:10PM
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