Asked on May 9, 2017

Can a butterfly bush be relocated successfully?

BulldogDoris Sipes ThompsonJanet Pizaro


5 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 9, 2017

    Gently dig the butterfly bush plant up from its current location. When transplanting a butterfly bush, carefully dig up as much of the root system as possible and move to its new location for replanting. Lift the plant, roots and soil from the ground and move it to the prepared hole in the new location.
    Once its in its new home, make sure to water more frequently than per normal until the roots take hold, and then you should be set!

  • Gail
    on May 9, 2017

    You can gently move the bush to the new location in the spring or fall. Dig a hole; plant, making sure there are no air pockets. Water often until it takes root then, prune as needed.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    Transplanting butterfly bushes should be done before any new growth appears or in the fall after flowering to alleviate any added stress on the shrub.
  • Doris Sipes Thompson
    on May 9, 2017

    Thank you.
  • Bulldog
    on May 10, 2017

    Yes but make sure you dig deep enough and wide around it to get as much root as possible
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