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When to transplant a Pieris.

Hi, hope someone will be able to give some advice.I have a a Pieris in my garden which is being smothered by a larger shrub that is growing right in front of it.Would it be ok to move it right now,I’m not sure about when the best time is to transplant things, thank you in advance.

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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,292
    As long as you can remove it successfuly, with a good rootball, and keep it well watered once moved, it should be fine. They're pretty tough. They do like a bit of shade, so just make sure the new site is suitable before moving it.
    You can prune it back as well, to help it establish more easily. Others may say to leave it until autumn, but if you can provide the correct conditions for it, and ensure it doesn't go short of water,  it shouldn't be a problem. 
    I've moved an established one in the past, kept in a large trug for a couple of months, then transplanted during summer. It looks great in my nephew's new garden   :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Thank you very much Fairygirl,I will do just that I have got a suitable spot for it.
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