Small trees with non-invasive roots? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
Thread Tools
#1 of 2 Old 12-19-2007, 11:18 AM - Thread Starter
Manonash's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 496
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What trees are small enough that they are safe to plant fairly close to the foundation of a house? We have a couple of places that we would like to put one or two near our front porch. The concrete for our front porch is 10ft wide (from the front of the house to the edge of the porch) where it drops vertically 3 feet, so the ground is really 3ft below the foundation.

I love the Japanese Maples, but am not sure about their roots.

Manonash is offline  
#2 of 2 Old 12-19-2007, 11:59 AM
jessaries's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: wacky little home in central texas
Posts: 542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
If it's south facing and you don't mind the look of wrapped plants all winter, you could do bananas.
Those tall thin cypress look neat, but I don't know about the roots.
clumping bamboo?
Semidwarf peach or plum trees? (15') max, but you could prune to keep them smaller?
jessaries is offline  

Quick Reply
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off