Holly Tree - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by atp_lcp
March 9, 2009
I have a beautiful holly tree I planted about 4 yrs ago. It is sitting approx 4-5 ft from my driveway and another piece of concrete up to my front door where I am having a sun room installed. Will the roots of this holly tree disturb the concrete driveway & entrance where my sunroom is going if it is planted that close. I can always plant another tree but the concrete could not be replaced easily

Answer from NGA
March 9, 2009
Holly trees can grow quite large over the years. Although the roots should not cause problems with the sidewalk, I would be concerned that eventually the branches will rub and scratch the walls of the new sunroom. Since the plant is still small and you have an opportunity to move it before constructing your new sunroom, I would move it to a better place in the landscape. One where it can grow to its full potential without being crowded - or crowding your building. There are other shrubs you can place in the spot that will remain small and not cause concern in the coming years. Best wishes with your landscape.

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