Moving a black lace elderberry bush

Idyllic Pursuit
by Idyllic Pursuit
Last year we planted a young black lace elderberry bush (it has never flowered) and need to move it to our new house. What is the best way to do this? thanks!
  3 answers
  • Janice Victoria Hart Janice Victoria Hart on Apr 07, 2015
    I would lift it with as much soil and without doing too much damage to the roots and either put it in a large pot or wrap the rootball in something like hessian so that you can transport it without getting soil everywhere. As it's only been in the ground a year it shouldn't have made such an advancement root wise.
  • Joyce Hochsprung Joyce Hochsprung on Apr 07, 2015
    I agree with Janice, dig it before it breaks dormancy if possible, keeping as much soil around the roots as possible, setting it on a tarp or something similar. If possible have the new planting hole dug and ready before digging it up. Just a note, it may not have flowered last year because it was busy getting settled in and moving it may delay flowering.
  • Janice Victoria Hart Janice Victoria Hart on Apr 08, 2015
    The age of a bush/tree can make a difference to flowering. I had a pear for 5 years before I got any flowers on it. It is the same with most fruit trees.