need tips on transplanting elderberry
I bought a little six inch red elderberry (sambucus racemosa) in a four inch pot this spring and planted it in a temporary spot since it was so small. It languished for a few weeks and looked like it was going to die but then took off. Now it's nearly four feet tall and I need to move it. I didn't expect it to grow so fast and I'm worried about how hard it's going to be to dig in my rocky ground.
It would help me to find out whether the roots typically spread down (deep tap root?) or out away from the plant. Does anyone know whether it would be better to transplant in the fall or wait until late winter early spring? We got our first freeze this week (23) and only had a couple light frosts before that. Our 10 day forecast is above freezing.