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Moving a Lycesteria.

Hi all, I have a mature Lycesteria in my garden that was superb this year. Over the last few months I have been re-designing my garden and now I would like to re-position my Lycesteria. Would it do any damage to the plant to carefully up root it and place it elsewhere in the garden? 

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  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 4,453
    I'm sure it would be fine. You might want to have a bit of a prune, I think with Leycesteria this is more about removing older or straggly stems right to the base to improve the overall shape and open it up, rather than trimming. 
  • Thanks for that. At the present moment the shrub is in a shaded part of the garden facing east. I want to put it in an sunnier position facing west. Good or bad idea?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    They prefer semi shade, but a west position with a bit more sun will just mean they flower faster and die back earlier. Not always ideal if it's a shrub and you want to see its interest for a bit longer.
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