HETZ MIDGET ARBORVITAE - Knowledgebase Question

Oak Harbor, Wa
Question by wilkinson217
June 17, 2005
I want to plant the Hetz Midget Arborvitae right up to the front of my house and I was wondering if I had to worry about the roots growing under my home? Also my septic is in my front yard and will the root's grow into that as well?


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Answer from NGA
June 17, 2005

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The arborvitae will only reach 2 to 4 feet in height and 3-5 feet wide. The roots of these small shrubs will barely reach 6-8" into the soil. You can plant them quite close to your house and the roots should not grow deep enough to come anywhere near your septic drainfield.


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