pink oakleaf hydrangeas
Photo: Courtesy of Monrovia
« »

Transplanting Hydrangeas

Q: Is it okay to transplant my hydrangeas now?

A: It's easy to move hydrangeas. Just prune mature shrubs down to a manageable size, and dig up as large a root ball as you can handle. Place it in a new hole, backfill, add a slow-release fertilizer, water well, and top dress with 2 inches of organic compost. Though you can move a hydrangea anytime, it's best to do so when it's dormant, in early spring or late fall. For oakleaf and panicle hydrangeas, dormancy is key.

Shown: Oakleaf varieties produce spectacular fall color and late-summer white to pink blooms.
Ask TOH users about Garden Planning

Contribute to This Story Below

    More in Landscaping