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Cotoneaster cornubia

We are thinking of playing this in our garden. It will be about 6-10 ft from surface sewer/ storm drain. Does this tree have large deep roots? Just wondering whether it might damage the drain.  Thank you 


  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,587
    Bumping this up in the hope that someone knows the answer  :)
  • LoxleyLoxley NottinghamPosts: 4,808
    edited October 2021
    I would doubt it would damage modern pipework, continuous seamless HDPE. So I wouldn't worry if you're on a new build. Cotoneaster isn't noted for having aggressive roots like Willow, Cherry etc and it's not really a big tree.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 47,289
    The cornubias can get quite sizeable if allowed, but I doubt they'd be a problem. 
    There's a bank of them near our local shopping centre, and they're pretty close to the sheltered housing and flats there.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

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