wisteria root system

evelyn shannon asked 13 years ago

I live in an old house and would like to plant a wisteria at the front of it- but wonder how invasive would the root system be? Like many old houses there are no foundations and I have had to put in drainage 3m out from the walls,

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
Wisteria will not affect the walls of a house, or any other tree or climber for that matter.

Trees or shrub can send roots into drains, and occasionally cause blockages, but wisteria is unlikely to do this because its roots are damaged by being immersed in water.