Lemon Trees
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Dwarf Lemon Roots

Zone zone 9 | danil123 added on October 4, 2011 | Answered

I have an in-ground pool and want to plant a dwarf lemon about 8 feet away. Can the roots of the dwarf lemon cause some damage/cracks in the concrete walls of the pool? How do the roots of the dwarf lemon spread? Same question about dwarf magnolia and angel trumpet.

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Heather
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Answered on October 6, 2011

With any tree, they will not cause damage to walls or other structures unless they lack for something - either room for roots or water. I think certainly a dwarf citrus or dwarf magnolia would be fine as they have very small root systems compared to other trees. A angel trumpet (assuming you mean brugmansia) may get a little large, but I am uncertain how much space you have so I cannot say for certain.

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