UBC Botanical Garden Forums  

» UBC Botanical Garden

Go Back   UBC Botanical Garden Forums > Archives (no new threads) > Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)

Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.) Rhododendrons, heaths, arbutus, and other members of the heath family.

Post New ThreadReply
Thread Tools
Old March 13th, 2005, 09:22 AM
Heather1 Heather1 is offline
Registered Plus (3-99 posts)
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Campbell River BC
Posts: 5
Transplanting Arbutus

I need to transplant an Arbutus that is about 41/2 feet tall. Is spring the best time to transplant?
Reply With Quote
Old September 7th, 2005, 10:45 PM
Newt Newt is offline
Generous Contributor (100+ posts)
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Maryland USA zone 7
Posts: 1,277
Re: Transplanting Arbutus

Hi Heather,

Fall is a great time to transplant and plant. Here's some helpful sites.

When weeding, the best way to make sure you are removing a weed and not a valuable plant is to pull on it. If it comes out of the ground easily, it is a valuable plant.
Reply With Quote
Old September 8th, 2005, 10:20 AM
Eric La Fountaine's Avatar
Eric La Fountaine Eric La Fountaine is offline
UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 2,962
Re: Transplanting Arbutus

Arbutus menziesii are very difficult to transplant. They are very prone to disease, which enters cuts or breaks in the roots, so you should dig a large rootball, trying not to cut the roots. It is possible though. See this thread:
Eric La Fountaine
Forums Administrator
Reply With Quote
Post New ThreadReply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Arbutus andrachne sweetlemon Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest 1 October 17th, 2005 04:39 PM
Arbutus: Arbutus tree Alison Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.) 5 September 18th, 2005 05:58 PM
Arbutus: transplanting arbutus Unregistered Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.) 0 September 28th, 2004 11:56 AM

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:50 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2001-2015, University of British Columbia Botanical Garden & Centre for Plant Research