Ask a landscaper – How far away from the house should I plant the Washingtonia Robusta palm?
Hi Nick, what is the ideal distance away from a pool to plant a Washingtonia Robusta palm tree? – David
Hi David, the Washingtonia has a large bulbous root system. They grow incredibly tall and when the wind blows they shift slightly. They can withstand very strong winds. The closest I would plant a tree of this size is 5m away from the pool and up to 20m away from the house.
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Who is Nicholas Spargo?
Nicholas Spargo, owner of Spargo Landscape Consultants, has been in the landscape trade for 12 years as well as being a lecturer at the Lifestyle Garden Design Centre for the past year. He was awarded a Gold for a design at the Lifestyle Garden Design Centre Design Show in 2008, is an Invasive Species Consultant and is affiliated with the South African Green Industries Council.
Landscaping and education are very close to his heart.