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Is it possible to move a mature Tibouchina

We have a Tibouchina tree about 10ft tall which has caused problems re roots into pipes. I don't want to lose it and was wondering the best way to go about moving it to an area away from pipes.
Was thinking of hard pruning after flowering to reduce stress, then hopefully digging around roots and removing.
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Submitted: 11:48AM, 26 Jan 2016
Answer: Hi Catherine,
It would be possible to transplant this tibouchina but you will need to use a seaweed tonic before and after transplanting. Reduce the plant but still leave some foliage on there to help the plant come back. Try and dig out as much root ball as you can and you should be able to move it. Autumn would be the best time to do this.
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