Can I move this camelia?
The previous owners of our home planted a camelia japonica approximately 5 feet from a large, mature magnolia tree. It is clearly out of place and needs to be moved. The camelia is approximately 4 feet high but is approx. 3-4 inches in diameter.
I'm concerned about root damage. I don't think I can use a spade for fear of damaging the roots of the magnolia. However, if I dig it by hand, I might still damage the magnolia tree roots, and I will definitely damage the camelia roots.
Do you think I can pull this off, or is the camelia a lost cause, and should I just whack it off and call in a stump grinder?