How to Transplant Yukon Shrubs

Overview

The Yukon shrub is a member of the evergreen family and it comes in two varieties, the Mohave Firethorn and the Yukon Belle Firethorn. The shrub is sometimes sold under its cultivar name, Monon. Transplanting should be done in the spring prior to bud swelling, or in the fall after the shrub has dropped its leaves.

Step 1

Choose a planting site that has well-draining soil. The Yukon shrub will thrive in areas that receive full sun to partial shade.

Step 2

Dig a planting hole that is three times the diameter of the root ball or planting container and equally as deep.

Step 3

Water the planting hole. Allow the water to thoroughly drain from the hole.

Step 4

Remove the Yukon shrub from its planting container or remove the burlap from around the root ball.

Step 5

Place the shrub into the hole. If the top of the root ball is not level with the ground, add soil beneath and around the root ball to make it level.

Step 6

Fill the hole halfway with soil. Tamp down on the soil with the back end of a hoe to firm it up around the shrub's roots. Finish filling the hole with soil and tamp down on the soil lightly.

Step 7

Water the planting site. Plan to water the shrub every seven to 10 days if there is little or no rainfall in your area.

Step 8

Apply a 3- to 4-inch layer of mulch around the shrub so that it extends past the drip line of the shrub. The drip line is where the shrub's outermost leaves extend.

Step 9

Feed the shrub annually in the spring with a slow-release fertilizer. Follow the dosage instructions that are on the manufacturer's label.

Things You'll Need

  • Shovel
  • Hoe
  • Mulch
  • Slow-release fertilizer

References

  • North Dakota State University: Transplanting Trees and Shrubs
  • USDA: Pyracantha Angustifolia
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