|I bought a dapple willow tree(salixintegra'hakuronishiki' I would like to plant near the house in a partly sunny location and it is only about 2 feet from the irrigation system we are installing. How much do the roots spread in this kind of a tree? It is to get 6 to 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide.It won't be growing from thebottom like a shrub as far as I can tell fom the picture. Thank you for your help.|
|Dappled willow has a reputation for having invasive roots so I wouldn't plant it anywhere near the foundation of a house or a water source (such as a drain field). If you have your heart set on planting your new dappled willow near your house and irrigation system you can easily do so by planting it a container and sinking the container into the ground. Make sure the container has adequate drainage holes and is 12-18" deep and 3-4' wide. This will easily accommodate the roots for several years. When it begins to outgrow the container you can unpot it, do some root pruning and then repot it.|
Best wishes with your dappled willow!