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Azaela digging

Post  brian soldano on Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:17 am

I have a chance to dig some rather large azaela shrubs that have been kept trimmed over the years. My question is when should to start digging. Everything I seem to read contradicts one another.. Do I go shovel prune the larger roots now and go back in the spring and lift it. Or like most of what I read says to collect or transplant in the fall. I trust most of you guys here over random internet write ups. Please help

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Post  jgeanangel on Mon Oct 26, 2015 9:30 am

Brian, I have little experience in your area but even here in the South I would always choose to wait until Spring to dig if that is an option. I would think that would be even more important in your area.

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Post  augustine on Mon Oct 26, 2015 1:14 pm

We've dug a bunch of azaleas here in th eMId-Atlantic. Dig right before they start to move. I've dug them in full flower without problems.

They normally transplant well.

Good luck.

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Post  JimLewis on Mon Oct 26, 2015 2:01 pm

They normally transplant well.

Yes.  And their roots tend not to stray too far from the center line, so you don't need to take up a massive root ball.  I too would wait until early spring.

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Post  brian soldano on Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:24 pm

Thanks that what I had though from experience with everything else. But I get reading information on line and it makes me second guess my gut instincts sometimes. Also there are some other shrubs that I cannot iidentify I'll see if I can get some pics posted and maybe you guys. An help me with those as well. Thanks again

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Post  Oliver Muscio on Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:09 pm

I will add my thanks, too. I have an azalea I dug from a flower bed two years ago (in Spring) and transplanted to a growing bed. It was not doing well in its original location, but thrived in the new one. I was planning to lift it to a pot next Spring, and your posts have reassured me that is the right time.
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Post  brian soldano on Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:32 pm

can any one tell me what this one is?

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Post  brian soldano on Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:33 pm

maybe a holly? sorry for the giant pic

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