Some species may survive transplanting any time during the year, but woody plants should be transplanted in the spring after the ground warms up and before the summer heat sets in. They may be moved in the fall after the leaves have fallen off but well before the ground freezes and frost can harm the new roots. Evergreens are prone to winter discoloration, so replanting should be delayed until late in the summer to early fall.
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