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Sambuca tree black lace

Need to move this can you advise it has flowered and now has a few berries on


  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,233
    Hello Maureen and welcome to the forum. Exactly how big is your tree? If it is a manageable size then I would wait until the leaves drop and move it then whilst the soil is still warm. If it were me, I would remove some of the top growth at the same time to make it easier to shift. Add some bone meal to the new planting hole and keep it well watered until it re-establishes.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • it must be approx. 6ft tall just planted in the wrong place
  • Remove about how much an just the main stem??
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,233
    Hello again Maureen. If you have help you might be able to move it as is. I have one of those in my garden but I keep it as a shrub not a tree and it thrives. I am quite brutal in cutting it back but this season it has spurted up in one section to about 8 feet. When it is dormant I will cut it all back to about 4 feet.
    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,200
    They seem to be pretty tough, I hack mine quite regularly throughout the year and it always recovers quickly.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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