Transplant rhododendrons - the best time
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- Garden rhododendrons
- Cast rhododendrons
Rhododendron must be transplanted, in the bucket regularly. Quite often in the garden: the site offers too little or too much light, is optimal, and two hilarious rhododendrons grow together, and so on - there are many reasons to move rhododendrons in the garden to another location.
Bucket rhododendrons must be transplanted as soon as the bucket becomes too small. Even in the garden, it is not uncommon for a rhododendron to be transplanted. If the growth power is underestimated, rhododendrons grow together after a few years, sometimes the location is not right, then maybe diseases have spread.
The time has come for a larger bucket, if the root space is too narrow. The root space is too narrow, if more roots than soil in the pot, you can usually see that already roots protrude from the drain hole.
This should be noted when transplanting:
- transplant freshly purchased rhododendron if pot is too small and substrate is untrustworthy
- Prepare new bucket with substrate (moisten) and drainage
- He should have a diameter of 2 to 4 cm larger than the old bucket
- Remove rhododendron from the old pot and look at the root
- If there is a circular growth, scribe the root body vertically with the knife
- Rhododendron running culture will be implemented in the spring just before the start of growth
- Rhododendrons are also "transplanted" with earth exchange in the same pot
To put the rhododendron in the garden in another place:
The good news first: Rhododendrons are rooted very flat and can therefore be easily replanted even in advanced age. Transplanting is best done in the spring, in May after the ice saint.
If it does not change because of mushrooms / diseases, it can be transplanted until autumn. Then as early as possible, until winter ev. Not well rooted / mature plants need winter protection. Prepare soil well, especially if the soil at the old site is the reason for transplanting.
So lower pH or increase water storage capacity / permeability or adjust nutrient to the rhododendron. Dig a new planting hole, add some compost underneath and moisten the soil thoroughly. Water the old site well, moist soil can be worked better.
Dig around the rhododendron around a ditch of diameter two-thirds rhododendron height. When the roots are exposed, cut off the thickest roots as far down as possible. Then pull, preferably in twos or threes, while gently jerking, so that the fine roots tear off as deep as possible. The liberated rhododendron may have to be treated, in case of infestation with root pests, the root is freed from soil and washed off.
Rhododendrons with root rot get a root incision until every lazy spot is cut away. These plants must also be cut up after planting, so that the reduced root creates the supply. If transplanted due to moisture / fungal attack, the Rhododendron must be freed from all infected plant parts.
A root-bare rhododendrons are sensitive and should be replanted immediately. Simply too narrow rhododendrons are simply dug up and implemented. This time at the correct distance, calculated according to final size.
Low-growth varieties (Japanese azaleas, Yakushimanum hybrids) are separated by 50 cm, deciduous azaleas are 80 cm and high-growing varieties 1 meter.
Tip: Be sure to plant at the height where the root was at the old location. Plants do not like it at all, when the logs are buried or when parts of the roots are exposed, they would dig in the next problem.
The rhododendron in the garden was placed in a planting hole that was thoroughly moistened with its surroundings. If you've put compost down into the planting hole, you'll have enough excavation to form a small puddle around the rhododendron root. The rhododendron is once well and vigorously poured after planting; if heat is to be expected, you can fill the area in the pouring margin with deciduous mulch and moisten thoroughly.
The bucket rhododendrons are placed in a new bucket with a slightly well-moistened substrate, then the bucket is filled with a moist substrate. The next day, when the moisture in the substrate has evenly distributed, the rhododendrons are vigorously poured once, with a watering can, the spout lets through quite powerful jets of water, as long as, comes down from the drain hole water. This water must be removed (possibly several times) from the pedestal, after casting there is only water again when the tub soil is dried on the surface (no longer stick to the fingertip).