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I am wondering what the root system on the electric pink cordylines is like around pipes. I'm looking at putting some next to my pool but I have PVC piping running below the soil. Are they strong enough rooting to puncture the pipes.




I would say that it won't be a problem as they have soft, fleshy roots. The only drawback is that the red varieties can be quite tender and would need a sunny, sheltered spot. The green varieties are hardier.

6 Feb, 2016


Also, if they do well, the root mass can become dense enough to push the pipes around, if planted within 50 cm.

6 Feb, 2016

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