Rose of sharon minerva

Asked September 9, 2019, 8:55 AM EDT

Is it safe to plant my newly purchased rose of sharon shrub next to the house? I read it has a tap root, which seems less invasive than lateral growth.

Macomb County Michigan

1 Response

If your home is older with a stone and mortar foundation you could have reason to be concerned;however, the spreading root system can be a problem for other plants. Keeping the tree limbs from rubbing against the house could be a concern. Make sure you give adequate space between the house and the tree. Rose-of-Sharon are difficult to move so you need to be sure of your placement.
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