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Q.Will A Crown Of Thorns Damage A Chain Link Fence?

Zone Lake Placid FL | Anonymous added on January 2, 2022 | Answered

I have inherited a potted crown of thorns and was warned it will crush a chain link fence. Is that true? I will plant it outside (we live in south central Florida) and don’t really know what to do with it. Help?

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Answered on January 3, 2022

I didn't find any publication that said to beware of massive roots, only that you needed space for a 6 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide plant. It is a slow grower so even that will take a while (most publications said 3 ft. by 3 ft. was the norm). I think you can plant it in the ground and be fine as long as you allow the 3 foot clearance.




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