A. The best time to transplant trees and shrubs is during winter when the plants are dormant, as this ensures minimal shock from root disturbance. For greatest success, a month before you actually shift your tree, dig a circle around the drip line to severe the surface roots. On the day of moving, dig a large planting hole that will accommodate the root ball. Then dig up your tree, keeping as much soil as possible intact around the roots to avoid further root disturbance. Plant the tree in its new home, watering deeply and regularly after planting. Do not fertilise the tree until after a burst of growth in spring, then use a special citrus fertiliser. Jane
Q&A: Can I transplant my citrus?
February 6, 2011 by 2 Comments