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iceflow
May 10, 2016 1:12 PM CST
Folks,
Houston area. This is an excellent ground cover plant, but should I be growing it next to my foundation? I think it's proper setting is as a climber, it's called Japanese ...something.

Thanks



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Name: Porkpal
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porkpal
May 10, 2016 1:34 PM CST
It will not harm your foundation, but if it is happy in its location, it may climb enthusiastically up your house.
Porkpal
Houston
iceflow
May 10, 2016 1:39 PM CST
porkpal said:It will not harm your foundation, but if it is happy in its location, it may climb enthusiastically up your house.


Thanks, I try and get the weed eater between it and the house. It's a great ground cover plant.
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dyzzypyxxy
May 10, 2016 2:07 PM CST
Asiatic jasmine, I think. I agree with porkpal, it won't harm the foundation as long as you don't have to water it very much.

Other than big plants with lusty roots, not much will harm a concrete foundation except water incursion.
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iceflow
May 10, 2016 2:21 PM CST
dyzzypyxxy said:Asiatic jasmine, I think. I agree with porkpal, it won't harm the foundation as long as you don't have to water it very much.

Other than big plants with lusty roots, not much will harm a concrete foundation except water incursion.


ok thanks.

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