Pomegranate Tree Against The House

darthtrader(10 SoCal)January 21, 2014

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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armyofda12mnkeys(7a, Philly, PA)

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. âÂÂPomegranates grow naturally as large shrubs or small trees, so their root systems are not as invasive as most landscape trees,â he says. âÂÂPlant them at least 4 feet from your home, and roots shouldnâÂÂt interfere with the foundation.âÂÂ"

    Bookmark   January 21, 2014 at 11:48PM
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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.

    Bookmark   January 22, 2014 at 7:13AM
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