Posted: 01/09/2016 at 23:43
no,,I don't think you will successfully move a large cotinus tree. Try it if it's in the wrong place as you have nothing to lose. I think the roots are too far spreading to transplant and they resent it too
take cuttings of it.....both hard wood and soft wood now. They will root.
You can chop it hard back....I do this to mine every year. I have another against a wall that I cut some branches back but leave others; this gives me some flowers but also plenty of juvenile foliage.
can you keep it where it is knowing you can cut it back hard? Grow on the cuttings and you have plants available in a couple of years to put where you want to...??