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Old 08-23-2009, 08:19 AM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Hi! I live in New England, CT to be exact. I want to move a hydrangea plant because its too big in its location now...when would be the best time to do that???

I probably should have done it already, but is it too late now?
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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Is its being too big the only problem, and is it growing happily where it is? If so, you can just cut it all down to the ground in late winter/early spring, and let it just start over. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I would wait til the ground thaws in the spring. Over the winter it might not have enough time to put down roots. You may sacrifice blooms though. I moved one in February here in NC. It grew nicely, but failed to bloom.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Is its being too big the only problem, and is it growing happily where it is? If so, you can just cut it all down to the ground in late winter/early spring, and let it just start over. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I could do that but it doesn't look quite right where it is in my landscaping and I have the perfect spot to move it to!

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I would wait til the ground thaws in the spring. Over the winter it might not have enough time to put down roots. You may sacrifice blooms though. I moved one in February here in NC. It grew nicely, but failed to bloom.
I think I may have to do this. There are actually 2 of them, so I might attempt to move 1 and see what happens. It's a lot smaller than the other one...so it may not be in the best growing position anyway.

Thank you!
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Old 08-23-2009, 11:22 PM
 
Location: In a van, down by the river.... LOL
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Reno....

Depends what variety it is whether you cut it back like that or not.... be certain of the type before you go ahead and move them.
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