Denbighshire, United Kingdom
I've just bought a Salix caprea pendula, which will grow to about 8' high, to put in our front grden. Now friends are telling me I've made a huge mistake, that it will invade the drains, crack the foundations, etc. It's going to be planted about ten feet from the house, and there are no drains in the front garden.
Have I really made a mistake? Surely if it is only 8' high the roots won't spread out too far?
(I've just found this question was asked previously, so have found the answers, thanks--however, would it be possible to plant it in a large pot, either in the ground or above ground, to contain the roots?)
- 10 Apr, 2011