Transplanting large Crape Myrtle Pics included
I have 3 crape myrtles o transplant...one is 20 feet tall Crape Myrtle that is not in the right spot. The others are small suckers that have grown in random places for 2-3 years. The small ones I would be moving to better incorporate it into my landscape (not so random). The Leland cypress planted near the 20 foot one is growing into it so I want to move the myrtle to another part of the yard. I would normally wait for the dormant season for a tree this size but it is at my beach house and we are only down for memorial day weekend, 1-2ish weeks before and after the 4th of July, and maybe in August. I just got here last night. I'll be down till July 7th. I understand that the key to success when transplanting in Summer is water water water! If I transplant now I would be able to water it a lot for a week and a half. After that family members come every other weekend and they would be able to water it when they come. Does anyone think that would work?
Sorry for so such a long post....here are the pics
The flip-flop is a size 8 if that helps tell the scale.
20 foot tree
Sucker (really a small bush now) 1:
Sucker (really a small bush now) 2:
Thanks for any advice!