Can a camellia be moved?
Yes, a camellia can be moved. You'll have the best success moving a young plant in late winter or early spring, before new growth begins. Because this plant is evergreen, dig as large a root ball as possible and transplant it immediately. Add a generous amount of organic matter, such as compost, leaf mold, or coarse peat, to the soil. Avoid planting too deeply; the base of the stem should be slightly higher than the surrounding soil. If your shrub is large, chances are it will not transplant well. You may be happier purchasing a young plant to start at your new location. With proper siting and care, it will soon catch up to where the older plant would be.
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