Shallow rooted shrub to prune as a tree?
My front yard needs some fixing. There's an area of my front yard that used to house a 10 foot tree. We actually had to remove the tree because the roots were interfering with our mainline plumbing. Now that the spot is just dirt, would it be possible for me to plant a tall growing shrub and prune it to grow as a tree? My understanding is shrubs have root systems that wouldn't interfere with the plumbing system.
I live in So Cal, sunset 20. The planting spot is about 5 feet from the edge of the front door walkway and about 15 feet from the nearest part of the roof.
I was hoping to find something attractive for year around bright color. Pink would be ideal if possible.
This post was edited by gardenweb88 on Fri, Apr 19, 13 at 18:21