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  1. melvin

    melvin Apprentice Gardener

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    Can I transplant a magnolia?
    It was planted as a small plant about 10 years ago, it has grown about 2ft high x 2ft wide.
    If I can how and when best to do it.

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  2. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    What type of magnolia is it, doesn't seem to have grow much in ten years? Normally it would be risky after 10 years but with such slow growth on top, maybe it hasn't got a very big root system. I'd give it a go probably next october.pete2255
     
  3. Penlan Perennials

    Penlan Perennials Gardener

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    Sounds like M. stellata or similar? Only transplant when dormant (no leaf buds showing). Take as much rootball and soil as you can lift. Dig a planting hole to the same size and add some compost to the fill. Replant and firm soil well (don't allow the plant to rock in the wind. Water well (avoid frosty/snowy days) and keep your fingers crossed!
     

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