Lion Head Maple next to paver walkway ok?

gsf1010(6a)June 12, 2011


Would the roots of a Japanese Lion Head Maple be able to lift pavers from a paver walkway? I hope to plant the tree 2-3 ft from the walkway.


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It's not going to bother the pavers but it will eventually bother those who use the pavers :-) It will take a while, but the tree will get wider than a planting site 2-3' away from the pavers will comfortably accommodate.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2011 at 9:52PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you gardengal48 for your reply. I hope to contain the tree size by trimming every couple of years. Thanks again.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 6:08AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It is always a better idea to select a plant that is appropriate to the planting site with regards to size, rather than attempt to keep it smaller with frequent pruning, especially with Japanese maples. Right plant, right place.

    Bookmark   June 13, 2011 at 11:09AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Acer palmatum 'Barbara'
Acer palmatum 'Barbara' is listed as a cultivar on...
Is it ok to plant Bloodgood at December in zone 7a?
I got two 45 gallon Bloodgood JM trees on my driveway....
Japanese Maple scion wood
Hello, Have a lot of Maple seedlings Anybody wants...
help choosing a tree
I want to put a row of trees between my neighbor and...
Dip N Grow on Maples?
Hey, I was just wondering. Does anyone know if Dip...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™