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Repositioning a Hebe

MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924

I would like to move my Hebe (Wiri Mist) and wondered if anyone could advise me how easy/dificult it might be, ie, are they deep/shallow rooted? do they take kindly to being moved? etc,

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    If you move it now and keep it well watered they aren't difficult to relocate. Add a bit of organic material to the planting hole and it should be fine, dig your planting hole first so the process is quick.

  • WeaveyDaveyWeaveyDavey Posts: 575

    Meomye: I have found that giving the hebe a 'haircut' at the time of moving helps reduce the shock effect. [The cuttings get bobbed in along the side of the planting hole and can act as a safeguard should disaster strike the main subject]. (What I call 'belt & braces' gardening). [In the past I've treated Wiri Charm in this manner and it's always responded well, so far].

  • MeomyeMeomye Posts: 924

    Thankyou for replies.

  • I am repositioning a medium hebe that had quite leggy growth initially but has filled out since I started caring for it.it has quite a long 'trunk' before the heavier growth on top.

    If I transplant it to a new position, would it harm the shrub to bury it deeper and encompass some of the trunk section, so that it becomes a lower, bushier shrub please? 
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