Proximity of planting Conifer Trees
I'm new here, and new to gardening I am trying to find a few separate opinions on how far to plant a beautiful goldcrest (?) from my house (and neighbours house). It's tiny at the moment. I wanted it as a backdrop to what will be a side little border show of plants, with the conifer hiding the edge of my house from onlookers, and the rather unsightly black drainpipe going up it. But I've read that conifer trees should be at least 5 ft from the nearest building? If that's true, I'm not sure where I can plant it. I have a small garden both front and back, and am surrounded by houses at the furthest back of the garden, as well as the side.
I also read here on the forum they are not happy in pots?