Burning Bushes

irishiii41January 10, 2007

My husband and I bought our house a year ago. There are two burning bushes in the front of the house. We have to dig up the lawn/front of our house in order to replace the plumbing and I'm wondering if there is a way to dig up the burning bushes and replant them when our project is done. Or can I dig them up and move them? BUT I was searching on this website and read something about how burning bushes are bad for the environment? Is it worth it to try to save the bushes? Or should I find something to plant instead of the burning bushes? PLEASE HELP!! Thanks!

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laurelin(z5a/4b Upstate NY)

The burning bushes could be moved if you really want to save them, and they're not too big for you to handle. They are quite inexpensive to buy, however, and you could simply let whoever is digging up the yard remove them for you at their expense and effort, then replace them if you choose. They can be invasive non-natives, though - birds eat the seeds and spread them quickly, and they sprout quite easily. You'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth your time and energy to move and replant them, or if it's easier to let them be removed and plant new ones, or to plant different shrubs altogether. There are many alternatives to burning bush if you choose to go with natives or non-invasive non-natives, depending on the soil and exposure where you'd want to plant them.

I hope this helps!

Laurel

    Bookmark   January 10, 2007 at 4:33PM
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