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Re: Pyracantha root development question

Re: Pyracantha root development question
Posted by: chris (IP Logged)
Date: May 23, 2007 13:08

Damage to foundations is as much dependant on the foundations and the soil as it is on the plant. Plants use moisture, extracted from the soil. Some soils shrink when they are dried out. This is what causes the problem.

Soil shrinkage is restricted to clays (with the odd unusual exception). If there is no clay there is no problem.

It is possible for pyracantha to cause problems when right against a wall on a highly shrinkable clay soil and if the foundatios are shallow. But it is unusual.

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