Canary Date Palm Root Growth
About 8 years ago we planted a Canary Date Palm near the front of our house. It has grown and developed into a beautiful Palm. Although the long fronds can be managed we are concerned about the development of the root system. Our house sewage drainage pipe is probably about a foot deep and around five feet from the base of the tree. Is the PVC pipe going to be threatened by growth and expansion of the root ball?
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
This is a unusual Palm for a residential yard. The proximity to your home and sewage system is concerning.
The mature size of this palm 50 to 60 feet hight with a trunk diameter of 4 feet.
I would recommend you have a qualified palm specialist or Arborist examine the palm and the location to your home
You can check with your County Extension Office for a recommendation. Here is a link to help you locate your nearest office.