Rose of sharon is a beautiful tree that is perfect for landscaping, but on occasion you will find that it may need to be transplanted to a new location. This may be due to the overall health of the plant or due to conditions in its location. You can transplant your rose of sharon with relative ease.
In general, the best time of year to transplant your rose of sharon tree is in the early spring, sometime during March or April. However, this is of course dependent on the region in which you live. Begin the job by first clearing away the area around your rose of sharon plant. Remove all the debris, fallen leaves, twigs and other materials. If necessary, you might also want to trim away some of the tree's lower limbs that are close to its base to make it easier for you to move it.
Next, dig up the dirt around the root ball of your rose of sharon. You may need to start around one foot away from the base of the tree and then work your way downward and at an angle so that you can reach underneath the roots. Gradually, remove the soil from the area so that you can aptly expose the roots.
Pull your rose of sharon up from the ground by its root ball. You will most likely need help doing this and moving it to its newly designated spot, so enlist the assistance of a family member, friend or neighbor prior to doing this. Make sure to place the tree in a sunny spot where the soil is well draining.
Dig a hole that is at least twice as wide as the root ball of your rose of sharon. The tree will have to be planted in such a way that its roots sit at the surface of the soil, and you should thoroughly water the base as well. This will help your tree to reestablish itself in the ground.