Invasive Wisteria Roots - Knowledgebase Question

Bellingham, BC
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Question by davmurph
December 8, 2000
How far do wisteria roots spread from the base of the vine, and how deep?
I want to train wisteria up the side of my house, but do not want its invasive roots to disrupt the drainage systems at the base of the footings.


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Answer from NGA
December 8, 2000
Wisteria are deep and tenacious rooted plants. Since the vine is potentially a very long one, perhaps you can plant it at a safer distance and then train the vine toward the house. You might also consider using an underground barrier to direct the roots away from the system.


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A comment from joanbat5110
May 21, 2020
does it grow 3,4,5 ft down or more?

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