Bird Of Paradise Plants
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Are giant bird of paradise roots too invasive next to pool?

Zone qld | Anonymous added on November 27, 2019 | Answered

We have planted giant bird of paradise next to our concrete pool, but I've read the roots are strong and could crack the concrete wall of the pool. Is this correct? Should we dig them out, as they are getting quite established now. many thanks Rika

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on November 27, 2019

I see that in some references but here is one that says they are suitable for poolside. I think it is more because of their size. Did you leave adequate room for a 30 foot tall and 15 foot wide tree?
There is a way to move bird of paradise, but it will have to be a very careful procedure. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/flowers/bop/transplanting-birds-of-paradise.htm
http://hort.ufl.edu/database/documents/pdf/tree_fact_sheets/strnica.pdf

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