Moving Phormium

Mary Hickey asked 11 years ago

I have a five year old variegated phormium which has outgrown its position very considerably. How can I move or remove it. The root is very tough. Any advice would be much appreciated. I never expected it would grow so big so soon.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
The root of phormium is tough and the way to get it up is to take it out in chunks. Start by under cutting  segement of the root on one side. The cut the undermined section like a triangular slice of a cake, and then the neighbouring bit will be easier to cut away and so on. Each piece can be re-planted to make a new plant.