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Transplanting a tree peony

Posted by Cricket_Love 4b (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 10, 12 at 2:34

I planted a tree peony next to my front steps about 6 or more years ago. It is now too big for this area, and we are also considering putting in a patio. If I understand right, tree peonies have a taproot. Is it virtually impossible to transplant it without killing it? I really would hate to lose her.

Thanks in advance!

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RE: Transplanting a tree peony

No that is not true, they transplant very well. Unless you have no choice, I would wait until fall and cool weather before moving it. You can start preparing the spot its going to now by digging in some compost preferable about a 4 foot square area. When you do dig it, try for as big a root ball as you can handle. Unless you want to reduce the size of the tree, I would not prune any more than usual. Al

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