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

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Old March 13th, 2005, 10:22 AM
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Transplanting Arbutus

I need to transplant an Arbutus that is about 41/2 feet tall. Is spring the best time to transplant?
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Old September 7th, 2005, 11:45 PM
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Re: Transplanting Arbutus

Hi Heather,

Fall is a great time to transplant and plant. Here's some helpful sites.
http://www.ext.nodak.edu/extpubs/pla...ees/f1147w.htm
http://www.tlcfortrees.info/planting%20depth.htm
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/MG089
http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/WO017
http://www.mdvaden.com/advice-landsc...ingsuggestions
http://www.treesaregood.com/treecare/mulching.asp

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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:
http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/fo...ead.php?t=6539
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