Asked on Apr 6, 2012
Moving a mature camellia.
I planted a camellia between my breakfast room window and the deck stairs as my first home improvement 15 years ago. It was my first house and have never really planted anything before. I guess the camellia loved the spot. It is now about 10 feet tall and cramped into the little space. My painter told me to get rid of it because it is too close to the siding -- insects, may promote rotting siding, etc. Over the years, I have repeatedly pruned it so now it is lop-sided. That is, the part closest to the house has no branches so all the branches are looming over the deck stairs. I will have to remove the deck stairs to try to dig it out. The camellia has lots of sentimental value not to mention that it is a beautiful tree. I would like to transplant it. Is it feasible to do so?