What are your tips to transfer Daphne

Wondering what would be the best time of year to transplant an established daphne bush if I absolutely have to??? It is growing in the garden at my mother's home which is to be sold.


11 August 2013 12:34 AM

Hi Beverly,

As you would probably know, Daphne plants can be particularly sensitive and hate having their roots disturbed. The plant is probably also flowering at the present moment, which is another reason for not moving it. If you have no alternative but to move the plant, we would suggest you spray the foliage with a product called Yates Waterwise DroughtShield. This product will put a clear polymer film over the leaf surface to prevent it from losing moisture and going into shock. You will then need to dig a large area around the plant in an attempt not to disturb its current rootball. Have the area prepared for its new location and gentle place the entire plant, with root ball into the area. Firm the soil in around the root ball and water in with a seaweed solution. Keep the soil moist but not too wet. I wish you great success.

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