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ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
edited 9 February in Plants
I have a dwarf cherry blossom tree that I want to move. When is the best time to move it and will it react well to being moved.


  • philippasmith2philippasmith2 Posts: 8,860
    Size of tree and rootball ?  Weather ( freezing ? ).  New planting space prepared ? etc.
    Perhaps a pic of your tree in it's current location and an idea of where you plan to move it to may elicit some advice.
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 542
    Welcome to the forum.
     The best time to move a tree is whilst it is dormant and before the sap starts to rise and new growth appears. 
    There is still time to move it in the next couple of weeks, providing your ground is workable.
    Prepare your new planting hole and ensure it is big enough to take a good sized rootball, prior to lifting your tree. Adding some mycchorizal fungi around the roots to promote strong root growth will benefit your tree.
    Stake the tree firmly to stop any 'windrock' until the roots re-establish, and keep it watered throughout the growing season.
    Hope this helps.

    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
    Thanks. I wondered whether I should move it just now given that it is about to flower?
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 63,143
    edited 9 February
    I wouldn’t ... not if it’s got its flower buds. I’d wait until November. Think you’ve missed the window. 

    Can we see a photo of it just in case we’ve missed something?

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • WilderbeastWilderbeast East YorkshirePosts: 626
    Hi I'd agree with Dovefromabove, we have a cherry which is grafted to a dwarf stock trunk. 2 days ago it just had small buds and today it's in full blume, will see tomorrow how storm Ciara has left it feeling. Me thinks had I moved it 2 days ago it would have been very sulky indeed 
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 542
    I hadn't realised it was about to flower, or I would not have suggested an imminent move. I agree with the above comments, wait until end of this year now.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • ferniegairfrancoferniegairfranco HamiltonPosts: 19
    Thanks all
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