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When should a large Swamp Mallow Hibiscus be transplanted?
Posted by jay-mid-md on 11/19/2017, 4:52 pm
Edited by jay-mid-md on 11/19/2017, 4:53 pm
I have a Hardy Swamp/Rose Mallow Hibiscus 'Tie Dye' that's been in the ground next to a small ditch for 3 seasons. The ground there is usually moist so I don't need to water it much. The number of stems has tripled since its first year. I want to transplant it because it blocks a key view of another landscape feature. I don't want to damage or kill it while digging it out.
What time of year should this be done? What kind of root system should I expect? Is the root mass deep or wide or with sensitive tap roots? I'm estimating that it might be a 2 person job.
This pic is from today. The stems were cut back to 3 ft:
This pic is from July. By Sept it was about 7 1/2 ft tall:
J mid-md z7a
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