Is ninebark safe to grow near a drain field?

Is ninebark safe to grow near a drain field?

Hmm, interesting question!

The Virginia Tech Cooperative Extension has a great publication on planting in drain fields. They recommend shallow-rooted perennials that are adaptable. And, to avoid trees and shrubs with roots that can damage the lines. I would save the ninebark for another area of your property away from the drain field.

Thanks for writing!

Amy

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