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Sapindus Trees

Zone Central meditterranean | charles.farrugia26 added on January 10, 2018 | Answered

Good evening I am going to plant a Sapindus Indica Tree in my garden. I would like to know whether such the roots of these trees can be harmful to foundations or to nearby wells. Thank you for your attention Charles Farrugia

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 12, 2018

A Soapnut Tree is a large tree with most roots in the first 8 inches of soil; roots extend the entire canopy.

Large trees should be planted a minimum of 20 feet from your home or structures.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/soapberry/soapberry-tree-growing.htm

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