Moving a pheasant berry?
Got a number of pheasant berry (Leycesteria formosa) growing in the garden here and I like them. Trying to make the garden here as supportive as possible for wildlife so it seems like the ideal plant to have more of. There is one after self seeding next to a couple of plants I want to allow get bigger. The plants that are being overgrown by the pheasant berry are more delicate and so I hope to keep growing where they are, but just wondered is there anyone with advice on how to most successfully move the pheasant berry? I have previously planted another self seeded pheasant berry I was given by a neighbour and it suddenly died.
I found an older discussion on this and the only advice I could see was moving it once rain had become more frequent in autumn should be fine. I'm going to wait until a tree sapling that is not in a good position for getting bigger is moved to give me a position to move the pheasant berry to, but just not sure if it is better to cut down the top growth of the pheasant berry before moving it. I think it is still small enough that I can move the whole lot but I have read some general advice that reducing top growth allows transplanted shrubs more time for the roots to settle and can work better. Does anybody have any experience or advice on moving pheasant berry?
Thanks for any comments.