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Grafted mango tree R2E2, distance from the house

Postby heli » Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:00 pm

I bought a grafted mango tree from Bunnings today and was told the tree could grow to 4 metres tall.

Does anybody know if I can plant this tree within 2.5m from my house if I keep it pruned to under 3 metres tall?

If not, I have to plant it in the front yard in the middle of the lawn.
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Re: Grafted mango tree R2E2, distance from the house

Postby gardenlen » Mon Feb 03, 2014 10:20 am

g'day heli,

they drop leaves, so you need to minimise so you aren't clogging gutters, the height cn be kept down, by pruning out the middle to promote more fruit growth, but for me i'd be comfortable with 10 meters away.

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Re: Grafted mango tree R2E2, distance from the house

Postby heli » Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:51 am

Thank you, gardenlen. I sent an email enquiry this morning to the supplier and received a reply telling me that I need to plant it at least 8 metres away from the house or it might grow into water/sewage pipes. Talking about water/sewage pipes, I now remember that my watermeter is in the front lawn, so there must be a water pipe somewhere under the front lawn. So now I have to return the mango tree to Bunnings as I do not have a place on my property for the tree. What a pity!
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Re: Grafted mango tree R2E2, distance from the house

Postby gardenlen » Tue Feb 04, 2014 5:32 am

i forgot about sewerage, i would add to your latest advice and stick with at least 10 to 20 meters from sewerage, we had trees invade pipes that were about 8 meters away, when we got a blockage i almost couldn't believe it.

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