17 YEARS of TROPICAL AND DESERT PLANTS
Limiting yucca root ball size
Posted by Jason on June 1, 2016, 9:10 pm
The yuccas in my rear yard have grown so big that the root balls are expanding against the fence and brick walls. They are about 9 years old, mostly about 15 foot tall with root balls up to 2 feet across. I have removed two that were a big problem. I'd like to replant 2 new ones and thought that if I put them into a large clay/concrete pot with the base cutout and then into the garden bed that this will limit root ball size. Will this work?
Re: Limiting yucca root ball size
Posted by Tim MA z6 on June 2, 2016, 5:44 am, in reply to "Limiting yucca root ball size"
It sounds like you have Yucca elephantipes which grows a wide root ball. I would think the clay pot would break. Most other Yuccas don't grow a wide root ball. Perhaps growing another species which doesn't grow a wide root ball?
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