Arbutus: drain tiles and beautiful arbutus

Discussion in 'Ericaceae (rhododendrons, arbutus, etc.)' started by Unregistered, Oct 22, 2003.

  1. Hi,

    have an arbutus tree growing right beside my house on Queens Ave., New Westminster. I like it very much, but am worried it would penetrate the drain tiles or push the foundation, and annoyed by the May-June leaves falloff year by year. Moving, prunning, are things going on my mind. Any suggestions?

    Thank you,
  2. HortLine

    HortLine Active Member 10 Years

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    Vancouver, BC
    Arbutus menziesii is a beautiful tree native to the British Columbia /California coast. It is slow growing and not likely to cause problems with your drain tile. Several sources including the Sunset Western Garden book, and 12 Month Gardener say "If you are lucky enough to have one....cherish it". This is a tree that does not respond well to pruning or transplanting.

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