Return to the Shrubs Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
how deep are escalonia roots

Posted by justadncr z8OR (My Page) on
Wed, Feb 8, 06 at 17:39

I am doing a remodel of our house and we have to put a foundation exactly where established escalonia are. Are they difficult to get up? Any suggestions?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: how deep are escalonia roots

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Wed, Feb 8, 06 at 19:44

Just about everything makes mostly a shallow pancake of roots just below the surface. Escallonia are brittle, you will probably find they can be jerked out/broken apart fairly readily. Try spades, mattocks, mauls, rock bars...if using a chain on a truck the main difficulty might be having everything you attach to snap off, without the rest of the shrub coming with it.


 o
RE: how deep are escalonia roots

We recently transplanted a 4-foot escallonia and it wasn't difficult. The roots were not deep, "shallow pancake" is an excellent description of what we encountered.


 o
RE: how deep are escalonia roots, holly?

thanks for the input. How about a 5 foot holly? Any one dig up one of these??


 o
RE: how deep are escalonia roots

  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Fri, Feb 10, 06 at 0:51

Now those definitely can be as though set in concrete. Put a chain around it and pull it out with a truck, if you can. If there might be utilities running through its roots this particular approach could backfire, of course.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Shrubs Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here