What to plant need a leach line
I would like to plant a shrub or tree near my septic and leach line to hide a tank in the summer. What I was thinking is a crape myrtle as it is in the sun but wondering about the roots near the leach line. I think they will grown in my zone since I see a few a couple of miles from me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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The roots of crape myrtle are not particularly invasive, but roots of any tree or shrub can infiltrate a leach field if they are planted close by. Roots of woody plants can spread 3 to 4 times the width of the branches. You may be better off going with a herbaceous plant screen, such as large ornamental grasses. They have fibrous root systems.

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