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Pomegranate Tree Against The House

Posted by darthtrader 10 SoCal (My Page) on
Tue, Jan 21, 14 at 16:09

Hi All,

I wanted to know if it was okay to plant a pomegranate tree/bush within 3 feet from my house or will the roots damage the foundation? I wanted to possibly espalier it up against a southwest facing wall.


This post was edited by darthtrader on Tue, Jan 21, 14 at 16:11

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RE: Pomegranate Tree Against The House

Think you should be fine ... from an pomegranate article:

"Hallman transplanted a row of six pomegranate trees along the west wall of his home to create effective solar protection. “Pomegranates grow naturally as large shrubs or small trees, so their root systems are not as invasive as most landscape trees,” he says. “Plant them at least 4 feet from your home, and roots shouldn’t interfere with the foundation.”"

RE: Pomegranate Tree Against The House

It should be no problem. Prune the plant back about 1/3rd then dig it up and get as much of the root system as you can. I move two that way and they both survived.

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