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Created On: 05/25/2021 06:52 AM
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 05/25/2021 06:52 AM
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sfds

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Good morning, I have 3 mature palms I need to transplant for some yard makeover work. A picabeen, alexander and adonidia - none over 8 inches of trunk. I have read to dig a trench about 2 feet deep, about 2 feet away from the trunk all the way around. Then the palm "should" push over and you can cut the root ball. I would love to hear from anyone with experience to give some guidance. Thanks.
 05/25/2021 11:05 AM
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Central Floridave

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Archontophoenix and adonidia both transplant very easy. Can't kill them. Some palms to help transplant, you can root prune them first then wait 2 months to transplant. That way the side roots grow out before digging out. But, christmas and king palms are easily transplantable.
 05/25/2021 11:17 AM
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sfds

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ok. I dont have 2 months. Do you have any input on the process of actually digging them up to transplant? thanks.
 05/25/2021 06:12 PM
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Central Floridave

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2 feet deep and 2 feet around sounds like pretty good advice. I'd water it some before so the dirt sticks together. But, I bet you could even dry root them and transplant them successfully.
 06/15/2021 07:15 AM
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Quadro

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Use Fertilome Root Stimulator from Sun Harbour. Works great on everything and if you use too much its doesn't appear to be an issue. I put it on everything as a tonic.
 06/15/2021 07:28 PM
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Central Floridave

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I coincidently visited sun harbour for the first time ever today. Great nursery!
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