Moving an Old Berberis Darwinii
Hoping someone can offer any advice before i start to move a rather old and large Berberis.
I say old and large it's about 2mtrs tall and a metre and a half at most wide at the top. It has two main trunks that come up out of the ground and then join together about 4" above the soil level, each of these is 2" and 3" in diameter which come together to form a single trunk about 4" in diameter at the most.
Just how violent / aggressive can I be without killing it, this isn't going to be easy.
I'm guessing that I should prepare a hole in advance but what can I do before I transplant it in the new hole, what should I add if anything to the hole? I'm guessing that a thorough prune would be a good idea.
I'm going to wait at least another month before I start.
This is a very nice and old example, I don't want to loose it.
Ideas and suggestions welcome, please help me save this Berberis.