Japanese Maple (Imperial) root system

newgardener08July 1, 2008

I want to plant a Japanese Maple (Imperial) 5 feet from my in-ground pool, anyone know how deep/wide the roots will go and whether this may damange the pool walls in a few years?

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Japanese Maples are shallow rooted but not invasive, like our native red and sugar maples. You should be fine. You can always root pune if you're worried, or put a plastic barrier between the side of the pool and the tree.


    Bookmark   July 13, 2008 at 1:10PM
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