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Q.Root System For The California Pepper Tree

Zone 90745 | Anonymous added on May 4, 2021 | Answered

i was curious about the roots for the California Pepper tree. is this a tree that can be planted close to a cinderblock wall that borders a backyard without damaging or cracking the wall?

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Answered on May 6, 2021

This University of CA article doesn't sound encouraging. It says they grow up to 40 feet tall and have aggressive roots and drop litter. Some consider them an invasive weed.

Here's the article: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/GARDEN/PLANTS/peppertree.html

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