Re-locating contorted hazel

Joann Duggan asked 12 years ago

I have a Contorted Hazel and a Portugese Laurel which I planted too close together, I would like to move one of them, preferably the Contorted Hazel, to give them more space as they are growing into each other at this stage. They were planted about 7 years ago and both are about 6feet high. The Hazel is about 5feet wide and the Portugese Laurel is about 3feet wide. I would like to know if they are both suitable for moving and when is the best time to do this, also should I take any other precautions with them to prevent too much disturbance?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
The contorted hazel would be a better bet, moved when the leaves have fallen, taking a reasonable root ball with it.