Native Shrub and Tree - how close to house is ok?
I am in Los Angeles in Zone 10 (inland) and have a 1920s bungalow. I'm thinking of planting a Mexican Elderberry (Sambucus Mexicana) and a Birch Leaf Mountain Mahogany (Cercocarpus betuloides var. betuloides) to the east of the house, next to a cinder block fence. It would get partial sun (2 hours below 8 feet high and 5 hours above 8 feet high. Is planting it 6 feet from the house safe for the foundation? I read on UFEI (www.ufei.org) that it has low rot damage potential so hoping this could work. On the UFEI site, it says roots rarely damage foundations but I have heard of problems.
Here is a link that might be useful: UFEI - root damage