Re: [gardeners] transplanting question

penny x stamm (
Fri, 27 Oct 2000 15:52:22 -0400

Hi, Billie and welcome!

We are further north than you are, being just about New York City
level, and it is now our custom not to move bushes or trees until
the spring.  The reasoning is that the plants may not have enough 
time to grow new roots and rootlets before the severe weather of 
winter arrives. September would have been ok, but November
is stretching it. Without a reasonable root system, a severe winter
would kill the plants right off.

The flip side is that by planting in the fall, you would gain an extra
season for the stabilizing of those plants in their new home.  But
again I remind you, November is late.  April makes much more 
sense in this case. 

Penny, NY 

I will inquire of my good friend in Cary, N.C. about this subject,
andwill let you know. 

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