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Old 05-03-2014, 09:16 PM
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How to transplant crepe myrtles


I was cutting my yard for the first time this and found these babies. I want to transplant them to another part of my yard but I don't want to kill them. Can anyone give me any advice?

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Old 05-03-2014, 09:42 PM
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Just break out a shovel and move them - no big deal!

If they are coming up from a root from a mother plant, you will need to cut the main root on either side of the baby, then move it - as long as it has roots itself.
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Old 05-03-2014, 09:46 PM
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Thanks tsilentseed. Last year i had some and they died just as fast as i dug them up so I thought i was doing something wrong.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:18 PM
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Were they rooted ? Or just coming up from a main root from the mother tree?

They need to be rooted BEFORE cutting the main root.

If they are actually rooted, then you need to keep them watered - I see you are in Texas, so I imagine the others dried up too fast (assuming they were rooted ) ?
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:40 PM
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you are right. they were rooted and it gets hot and dry here fast.
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:45 PM
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That's the problem - You gotta keep on top of keeping them moist, until they get well established. Good luck!
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Old 05-03-2014, 10:48 PM
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Thank you very much.
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Old 05-04-2014, 05:57 AM
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Wait till fall if you want them to live. The spring window for transplanting trees here is already over so I'm sure it is in Texas. Just mark them so you will know where they are and wait till Nov. Thru Jan.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:36 AM
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Thanks Tess good to know.
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