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Lukey

Questioning if the 2 foxtails (7 gallon) I just planted are going to create a problem in the future.  It's a tight spot, about my only choice of spots though. Stairwell is on one side, driveways on the other. There's about 17 inches between the driveway and where the footer begins (7 inches underground) to the stairwell. And they are about 17 inches from the walkway, which is in front. Won't be an issue with the fronds, but just thinking about the rootball (any threat to driveway, stairwell) ,enough room to grow etc.  Basically, Is this "enough" room for them?

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Ben in Norcal

I think they will be fine.  Palm roots generally aren't invasive/don't bother anything.  I have palms on top of my driveway, putting out roots on to the surface!

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aztropic

Plenty of room. Roots generally grow around obstacles.

 

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Mesa,Arizona

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Merlyn2220

Palms generally don't have invasive, destructive roots, so I think the spot shouldn't be an issue for the driveway, wall or pavers.  My only concern is the diameter of the trunk at the bottom, after they start trunking.  Some palms get 3' diameter bases, which wouldn't fit in your spot.  I think Foxtails are one of the smaller ones, but all of my Foxtails are relatively young.  The biggest is about 12-14' height overall, and have 8-10" diameter trunks.

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9 hours ago, Merlyn2220 said:

Palms generally don't have invasive, destructive roots, so I think the spot shouldn't be an issue for the driveway, wall or pavers.  My only concern is the diameter of the trunk at the bottom, after they start trunking.  Some palms get 3' diameter bases, which wouldn't fit in your spot.  I think Foxtails are one of the smaller ones, but all of my Foxtails are relatively young.  The biggest is about 12-14' height overall, and have 8-10" diameter trunks.

Yeah maybe the second photo needs to be centered. Pretty close to the concrete?

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