Lion Head Maple next to paver walkway ok?

gsf1010(6a)June 12, 2011

Greetings

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.

Thanks.

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gardengal48

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
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gsf1010(6a)

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
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gardengal48

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
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