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Moving a Camellia

I have a established 7ft Camellia and wish to move it any advice would be good.

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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,357
    It will be difficult as it will have a large root ball.
    I would do it straight after flowering and would prune it after moving.
    It will need a lot of care for the first year after moving, with lots of watering.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Thanks Punkdoc, unfortunately I had to move it now. Its in the new place planted on a pile of compost.
    watering daily with a hose for about an hour. Should I thin it out or do any cutting now or wait until it’s settled in new location. I am in north Scotland. Buds are just starting to appear.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,357
    I think I would give it a good prune now, it will be less plant for the roots to support whilst stressed.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • brackenbracken South West EnglandPosts: 91
    Firstly WOW that took some moving, well done you.

    We moved a camellia last Autumn albeit much smaller at around 4 feet, kept it well watered and its doing really well and is in flower now.

    Good luck, they are such beautiful shrubs. 
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