rhododendron - Knowledgebase Question

Smyrna, De
Question by etruax423
May 16, 2009
How deep do rhododendrons roots go? We would like to plant one near our septic system. Thanks.

Answer from NGA
May 16, 2009


For a mature rhododendron, expect the roots to be concentrated in the top 12 inches of soil and radiate out past the branch tips. A dwarf rhododendron or a small camellia, which has an upright rather than a broad growth habit may work for you.

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