I have a retaining wall installation project coming up in a couple of weeks. There is currently a stone and mortar wall that needs to come out and be replaced. In order to do this I need to remove a large burning bush (euonymous alata) that the homeowner would like to keep and put back. I know these shrubs are very tough. We regularly cut them back to within a couple of feet of the ground (sometimes more) and they come back strong. I also know they have extensive root systems and thus transplant quite well. The question is, can I cut one back very heavily AND transplant it at the same time AND do it this late in the season??? I have already explained to the customer that there are risks to transplanting this shrub and they understand, but is it even worth spending the time (and thus, their money) attempting? It might also be noteworthy that in my neck of the woods, it is becoming harder and harder to find these shrubs at nurseries since they have been labeled as invasive by many. Larger ones are even harder to find.