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Moving camillia from north facing garden to front of house south facing

Hello,

I have a lovely camilla (Big bush) in my north facing garden.

want to move it to a flower bed in the Front garden. Just worried that the front is south facing and will that be ok for the camillia?

Thanks,
Matt

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  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844
    Not really. They can cope with some sun, if the soil's right, but they need a bit of protection from early morning sun, as that can be a problem after frosts. 
    If you can get it into some shade, and ensure the soil isn't too dry, especially in late summer when new buds are formed, it might be ok. 
    It's also not easy transplanting a large specimen, especially heading into warmer, drier months. It's easier if you live in a cooler, damper area though. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks. I will move it somewhere else in the back garden then.

    Just got a new house with a garden so this is all new to me.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,844
    We all have to start somewhere @grow.old.and.die
    It's a very big learning curve  ;)

    Is it really necessary for you to move it though? If it's mature, it can be tricky. If you do, it's always better to prune it back too, as it will struggle to maintain all the top growth. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hi Fairygirl,

    Thank you for responding. I do appreciate your advice.

    The Camilia is towards the back on the right. It is not close to the fence at all and so takes up valuable garden space. Have a 7 & 4 year old so they need space to play.

    Thinking of moving it behind the tree in bottom left with light green leaves. Acer?

    Will definitely give it a prune before the move. Thank you for the tip.

    Thanks,
    Matthew




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