move a rose

tomatustomatus Posts: 23


i have a rose bush which i planted 4 years ago. 

its about 3ft high and has never done very well in its spot as its too shady. I'm thinking of moving it to a sunnier place - is moving it bad for the rose bush? how far spread will the roots be as i'm worried about severing them. 




  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 23,631

    if you're quick you might get away with it.

    Give it a prune and cut back some of the oldest longest roots to encourage young white feeder roots.

    Mulch well , feed it in a month or so and keep it well watered.

  • WintersongWintersong Posts: 2,436

    Try to dig up as much soil clinging to it as possible, it won't be huge but every little bit helps 

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