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From: Delores Bergdale
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Gettysburg, PA
my azalea bush is mature,20 yrs., but it is hindered by a large Holly tree. The back is under developed. I want to move it. Is there any easy way to do this without hurting it?

 
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From: Greg Stack
Extension Horticulturist
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gstack@illinois.edu
Hi,

spring or early fall might be a good time to consider moving the plant. Make sure that the soil is moist so that when you dig you can hold together a good root ball. Start digging the root ball about where the branches hang over the soil (the drip line). dig down 12-18 inches and carefully lift the ball to move the plant. Water well and then water as need to keep soil moist but not wet.

 
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