Posted: 25/08/2016 at 16:15
Agree with Nut about this. A not-too-late in the year job esp since it is evergreen. September is a good month......a month of evening mists and still very warm soil. It is when I would do it
A very large hole needs to be dug before hand......with all the usual enrichments added to the planting mix.
prob missed it but how big is that Viburnum Leaf blower? Over 7'?
As big a rootball as possible but I found viburnums do have long widespreading roots so try to allow for this when deciding how far out from the rootball to start digging.
if you find you can get a large intact rootball and you water it well and keep it moist for a few weeks you may get away without cutting it back. Ok, maybe not the correct advice but I have managed it with several large shrubs so flowering was not lost the following year. Your call on this when you dig it up.
Last edited: 25 August 2016 16:16:49