a mandarin tree
HAVE a mandarin tree, approximately 1.5m high, that I want to move
to another position. When is the best time to do this and do you
have any tips on how to go about it? Should I prune it back before
best time to shift your tree is late winter or early spring. Trim
back any soft tip growth and disturb the root ball as little as
possible. Wrap the root ball in a piece of hessian sacking to keep
the soil from falling away as you shift the tree to a pre-dug hole.
Keep well-watered for at least 12 months after transplanting.
Gardener, Issue 96, 2002, Page 22
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.