Help regarding yukka tree roots

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  1. rumpuss

    rumpuss Active Member

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    Hello I hope someone is able to give me some advice regarding yukka tree roots. How deep do yukka tree roots go and are they easy to remove ? Also is there any danger of them damaging water pipes etc ?

    Many thanks in anticipation of a reply.

    Anita
     
  2. saltcedar

    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    Their roots don't go down much more than 1/2 meter, however they are very wide spreading.
    Any fragment left will very likely sprout a new plant. Water pipes shouldn't be harmed.
     
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    I have a Yucca elephantipes in the ground and had to lop off one section over a year ago. The roots did not sprout.
     
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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    thank you for the response. now I know I have a Yucca elephantipe near the house which needs removing.
     
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    Photo of the base of yucca elephantipe and there's another within 1 metre.
     

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