moving a red robin

Marty666Marty666 Posts: 2

We've a red robin which has swiftly outgrown its current location and so requires moving to an alternative more suitable location that I've identified. Is there a good time or more importantly a bad time of the year for this task ?

Many thanks for any advice in this line of enquiry.



  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It's always best to move plants when they are dormant, so late autumn would be best. Summer is the worst time as keeping leaves with damaged roots strains the plant.

  • Marty666Marty666 Posts: 2

    Many thanks Alina.

  • Paul NPaul N Bearsted, KentPosts: 300

    Alternative you could prune the shrub and keep it in it's present position.

  • i have moved many plants this time year, as long as you water well and reduce some of the foliage 

  • Hi there we want to move our red robin as we need the space where it is for a wendy house. Will it be ok moved? As my husband is worried it will die. Also could it be put in a pot or better in ground.
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