Moving sago palms

Discussion in 'Landscape Maintenance' started by LawnsharkMB, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Is it ok to move 30 gallon sago palms that were planted a couple months ago right now in the dead heat of summer?

    They are in pots now and need to be moved about 30ft into the ground.
     
  2. Smallaxe

    Smallaxe LawnSite Fanatic
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    I don't even know what a Sago palm is, but I can't imagine what the issue would be as long as the root ball inside the pot isn't disturbed with a lot of shaking from the loader moving it...
    Is it coming out of the pot when placed in the ground???
     
  3. Never transplanted em down here but as long as you soak em everyday they should be fine.
     
  4. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes it is.
     
  5. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Would the sagos have done ok in the pots? The whole reason for moving them is the homeowner was told by someone the sagos wouldn't live in the pots.
     
  6. False...i have a property with 10 in containers that do just fine. Just make sire the containers are big enough
     
  7. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
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    The roots had to be crammed down in the pot. They have no room to spread. If I knew how to post a pic on my phone I would but we had to chop some of the roots off with a shovel to get the 30 gallon plants to go down in the pots.
     
  8. Well you need bigger containers then...if thats not an option, plant em in the ground.
     
  9. RussellB

    RussellB LawnSite Fanatic
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    They will be fine. Plant them. hey Lawnshark, I pass you once in a while up in Carolina Forest. Like the graphics on your trailer.
     
  10. LawnsharkMB

    LawnsharkMB LawnSite Senior Member
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    Thanks. Who are you with?
     

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