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How to Transplant Rosebushes

By: Danny Lipford

Transplanting roses is a little trickier than transplanting other plant varieties. Here’s how to go about it:

  • Choose a time of year when the rose is dormant.
  • Thoroughly soaking the rosebush with water.
  • Prune the bush back, and spray it with dormant spray.
  • Dig a large hole to receive the rosebush.
  • Dig up the bush and set it in the hole.
  • Mix 30% potting soil with the native soil.
  • Fill up the hole around the bush with the soil mixture.
  • Water the rosebush thoroughly.



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How to Transplant Rosebushes