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Camellia Needs To Be Moved

keithcorsbykeithcorsby Posts: 21
Any suggestions when I can move this Camellia to give both plants some space? The text books say October but can I move it after all the blooming has finished? 

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  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 419
    You are best moving it when it's about to go dormant as it gives it more time to settle and regrow the roots for when we get the warm weather and growth.
    It looks well established which will make moving it harder because you will need a bigger root ball and it will need more tlc after the move.

    I would personally leave it where it is, it looks happy and has flowered. You could cut back the euonymus to give it more space but I much prefer camellias to them. 
  • keithcorsbykeithcorsby Posts: 21
    Many thanks for the advice! I really don't want to lose it so cutting back the other shrub would be wiser. Any tips on the best time to trim the eponymous?
  • keithcorsbykeithcorsby Posts: 21
    Sorry! I meant euonymus! Spell checkers 😡!
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    You can cut that back whenever you want.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • thevictorianthevictorian Posts: 419
    As Fairygirl mentions you can trim the euonymus anytime really. It's better to do it when dry weather and no frosts are forecast but they are very tough.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze South NottsPosts: 1,230
    I wondered if you are able to keep the Euonymous in check with a regular trim you may not need to move the Camellia. Just a thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,463
    That's what was suggested earlier  :)
    Much easier than moving the camellia.
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • keithcorsbykeithcorsby Posts: 21
    These comments are really helpful to a novice like me! Thank you! As I said, I don't want to lose the Camellia so it will be a regular trim for the Euonymous!
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