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Trachelospermum jasminoides when is the best time of year to move it?

Hi all,

I have planted my specimen a bit too far from the trellis I intend it to grow up. When would be the best time to dig it out and move it?

It is in a suuny/shaded bed and only has to move about 300mm or a foot in old money!


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    You can do that now or a little later right through to winter. 300mm is not a huge shift, so think carefully about this move. Is space that much of a premium or are you just concerned it was planted just too far out and it may struggle to be trained? I personally think that in time the plant will fill out and a slow train into the wall should be fine, but it's up to you. 

  • Thanks for the speedy reply! I do need to move it, its far too far from the trellis!

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    Well I suppose it's better you move it now than have it establish soon, as it's harder to move later. 

  • Thanks again, will do!

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024

    Hi jfscameron,

    You say you need to move that T. jasminoides 30cm closer to its trellis, but you do not say how far its trunk is from the trellis at the moment. It is 30cm or (much) more? I agree with Borderline that 30cm is not that far and you could easily train the plant to grow towards the trellis where it will eventually attach itself (with a little help from you). You do not say how tall the plant is now and whether it has started to attach itself to the trellis, in which case it won't be easy to detach it (mind the latex sap if you damage or cut some twigs). A photo might help us to visualize the problem.image

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
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