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Robinia lace lady

hello everyone I have a robinia lace lady very old which I want to transplant into the ground when is the best time 

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,535

    The ideal time is in the dormant times, so autumn onwards is fine. If it's quite an old tree, you need to be prepared that it's likely to get a shock, but this is normal, so make sure the hole is well prepared beforehand. Lots of space around the bottom and edges. 

  • Linda257Linda257 Posts: 19

    Thank you is it better to hang on until early spring just before the leaves appear when the soil is warming up or early autumn 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,535

    I would plant it in Autumn, but you can plant in early spring too. If your soil is quite heavy, then it might be better in spring next year, but if you have quite free draining soil and the area is not too exposed, it should do fine planted in autumn.

  • Linda257Linda257 Posts: 19

    Thanks for the advice hopefully we will have a successful move 

  • Do you know when and how to prune Robinia lace lady. Its in my front garden & everyone admires it but its getting too big and I want to prune it properly but afraid it might not like it. It's around 12 years old. By the way it has never flowered but looks very healthy. 

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,535

    These trees don't need too much care, but if you need to shape them and control size, it's best done in the summer time. I have heard it mentioned by others that they do not see flowers at all. They are not showy flowers and sometimes can be missed in spring time. Not known to flower profusely. They do prefer moist soils, so if it's a bit dry, there is a possibility they are not in ideal condition. 

  • jeanybairdjeanybaird Posts: 1
    My lace lady is flowering for the first time in about 20 yrs. However lots of bare branches and not a good shape. How hard can I prune? Its got new leaves sprouting on the lower trunk so I am hopeful.
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