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Beauty Bush Relocation

Posted by chaachy 4, 5 (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 9, 09 at 20:54

My friend has a beauty bush that her grandmother planted over 50 years ago on her property. It is HUGE; must be 15 feet high and 8 feet wide. She is moving and I would love to help her transfer this heirloom (or at least some of it) to her new home. I can't find any shoots from the monster shrub and, since it's never had much TLC, it's a swarm of old and new branches. The base is a good 2-3 feet around. Does anyone have any recommendations on what we have to do to get this giant from point A to point B? I know that we'll have to cut it back to make it portable but it seems unlikely that we'll be able to move a root system that large without taking out half the yard. That might be okay if the new owners want a pool where the shrub/tree once stood! I appreciate your assistance and hope you enjoy your Spring gardens!

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RE: Beauty Bush Relocation

Can't tell by the common name, which varies from region to region. We need more info. or a picture.

"Beauty Berry" is Callicarpa , is this it?

Here is a link that might be useful: link

RE: Beauty Bush Relocation

If you are talking about Kolkwitzia amabilis then it could be relatively easy propagated at this time of the year.
To move it...Good luck :-(

Here is a link that might be useful: Kolkwitzia amabilis

RE: Beauty Bush Relocation

Whatever the shrub is, cuttings from young new branches should root.

Here is a link that might be useful: propagating from cuttings

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