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29/10/2013 at 10:31

Hi hope you can help me. When is it best to move a lilac tree,is it in the depths of winter,now or in autumn when the leaves have dropped?

It hasn't grown too well where it is as I think there has been too much competition from a hebe.

Is partial shade ok?


29/10/2013 at 10:49

I think I'd do it now Cotty.  Take as big a rootball as possible.  The leaves will fall soon anyway so won't be using any plant energy now and the soil is still relatively warm so the roots will get away well.

29/10/2013 at 11:15

Great. Thanks for your advice.

29/10/2013 at 11:27

Yes Cotty I think now as well. As Dove says warm soil should allow root development before winter. Remember next year to keep it well watered as transplanted trees and shrubs need a bit of extra care for first couple of years.

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