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Hi. The best time (Sydney) to transplant AZALEAS, MayBush & generally the best time to transplant other plants

Hi. I'm after the best time while living in Sydney, to TRANSPLANT AZALEAS, MayBush and other plants. The main methods for moving - what to do to roots etc, soil and any other tip / advice for successfully moving these plants from one part of the garden to another. What is the biggest " No No " and worst time - what should I NOT do? Regards. Marcia

Submitted: 03:45PM, 02 Mar 2012
Answer: Hi Marcia,
Transplanting plants and shrubs is best done out of the heat of summer. The May bush can be cut back after Spring flowering and then transplanted in Autumn or Winter. Try and dig as large a hole as possible and when removing the plant keep the root ball in tact as much as possible.

Azaleas are very shallow rooted and care must be taken to not damage the roots during transplanting. Mulch well after transplanting. Apply some Yates Uplift Root Booster to help the root system re-establish. The best time to transplant would be late Autumn to Winter.

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