Oleander Next to Driveway - Knowledgebase Question

Orangevale, Ca
Question by bickeboo
June 30, 2010
I have several tall oleander planted approximately 2 ft. from a cement/aggregate driveway. I keep them pruned to approximately 8 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide. Will they eventually cause the driveway to crack or rise?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Over time they could definitely cause the driveway to crack or rise. They are vigorous plants. Sounds like you are tight on space as well. I wouldn't remove them, but continue to monitor their growth and if you begin to see the development of cracks or problems with the driveway I would (only then) consider removing the plants. Good luck!

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