burgundy desert willow - Knowledgebase Question

las vegas, nv
Question by jaclark8
April 11, 2006
I just planted your burgundy desert willow and want to train it as a tree. Are the roots going to get large and will they disrupt a nearby leach field? 8-10 feet away.Also, will I be able to grow plants under the canopy?

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2006


Burgundy desert willow makes an attractive small tree. It will have an open, airy canopy so growing other plants beneath it should not be a problem. The roots can be expected to grow mostly in the top 12-18 inches of soil and extend out about as far and the canopy is wide. I don't think the roots will invade a leach line that's 8-10' away. Leach lines are typically too deep to be bothered by most shrubs and perennials, especially if they are kept 8-10' away from the lines.

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