Transplate Established Camellias to Pots Temporarily

cauliflowerJune 24, 2010

I have 3 beautiful well established (10+ year) Camellias. They are about 5'(1.5 meters)tall and grow 3' apart next to each other.

We are expanding our house, so need to dig them up and put them in pots for 4 months between September and December. The temperature will be between 45F - 90F (7C - 30C) during that time. At the end of the expansion, we want to put them back to the ground (close to their currrent site).

What should I do to keep them live and happy during these two transplate? How big the pots need to be relative to their rootball?

Thanks!

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luis_pr

Can you dig some holes in a partly-shaded not-windy area and place them, pot and all, in there? Mulch them 3-4" and keep the soil moist as best as you can? Do not fertilize them but add some liquid seaweed or liquid fish.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2010 at 9:46AM
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cauliflower

Luis,

Thank you for the suggestion. If I understand your suggestion well, this will make it easy to dig up again for the pernament placement as well as keeping them in the ground contact temporarily, right?

    Bookmark   July 1, 2010 at 7:31PM
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luis_pr

Yes. Easy to mulch and water via existing sprinkler or drip set up.

    Bookmark   July 5, 2010 at 1:30AM
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