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About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon #150611 Nov 11th, 2007 at 03:27 PM
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DH wanted ROS to fill in and help make a sorta 'hedge' along the W side of our yard.
DD had a few she did not want so we thought we would try to move them to our
house. (the ROS were up agains DD foundation egad)

question:
should my DH prune the ROS or leave it as it was upon "transplanting".
He transplanted 2-----one is just a few canes & one is more like a small bush, from looking at them inside the house. I think they both are about 24 inches-- Are there any rules to this???

Any help would be appreciated.--thanks in advance.


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Re: About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon [Re: JunieGirl] #150795 Nov 11th, 2007 at 08:14 PM
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As a general rule that I try to use when transplanting larger plants, i always trim a bit off the top to make up for the root loss, cuz the roots were there for that set amount of top growth, so if any roots were loss, you have to make the top growth proportional...just my two cents


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Re: About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon [Re: kennyso] #150855 Nov 12th, 2007 at 08:59 AM
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pruning to balance for root loss is no longer considered appropriate. the leaves are needed to make food for the plants and should not be removed. the most important thing is to be sure that the roots do not dry out. they need to be protected and kept moist.

Super Thrive is very helpful in transplant survival.


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Re: About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon [Re: RugbyHukr] #150890 Nov 12th, 2007 at 12:04 PM
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Thanks Rugbyhukr, I'm going to stop doing that now egad


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Re: About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon [Re: kennyso] #158343 Dec 4th, 2007 at 05:05 PM
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I prune enough off to make the needed room for tools. Often, that means no removal of branches.

That's a small plant, and you should have little problem getting almost the entire root system.


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Re: About transplanting Double Rose of Sharon [Re: M. D. Vaden of Oregon] #171733 Jan 14th, 2008 at 10:35 AM
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thank you all very much.


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