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would like to plant a magnolia, cherry, pair, and plumb trees in the garden-
How far do the routes grow on these trees - how close to the house can i plant them?
there all in pots at the moment, but i would like to plant them in the garden 5 metre away and then pave from the house to the trees - will the trees bring up the paving ?
I hope this makes sense
Hard question this one Andrew.
Lots of different species and varieties of all these. What have you got?
With cherries it depends on the rootstock.with dwarf rootstock, all of these should be fine at 5m from the house. What varieties do you have?
With the pear and plum as well, it depends on the variety and rootstock that it's been grafted onto. And some magnolias grow huge, and others take forever to get to a decent size.
What varieties do the labels say?
not sure what the magnolia is but i will get a picture
Hi Andy, weve just moved to a Bungalow actually called Magnolias and we have 8 and i dont know which variety they are but like Dove says some can be huge, im moving 4 away from the house so taking no chances and i hope to keep them to a reasonable size if i can,so the answer is check the variety and make a note of it for any buyer in case you ever move home, good luck
That is Magnolia grandifolia. I would not plant that next to a house but would keep it in a large pot next to a south facing wall.
thanks for your comments.
i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size?
what about the fruit trees?
im told normally fruit trees spread roots about the same width of the width of the full grow tree, maybe a rough guide .
I've just had a Quince tree delivered and with it came this handy little guide
SAFE PLANTING DISTANCES
Horse Chestnut 23m
These are maximum distances that have been recorded from damage to pr
Andrew Ridsdale wrote (see)
thanks for your comments. i will buy a large pot - ant ideas on size? what about the fruit trees? thank you
For grandiflora I would not over pot - so go up a pot size when it needs it.
Thanks for your help.
if i was to plant the magnolia in the ground but keep it small would that stop the roots growing to big towards the house ??
I had a house with a magnolia growing against and then under a single brick extension and it caused the building to come away from the main house
careful what you plant !
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