Choosing the right plant for an area can be tricky. One must take into account many aspects like exposure, water requirements, drainage, and oh yeah; how large will the plant grow at maturity. We have seen way too many plant choice mistakes in regards to not having the proper space available for the plant chosen. Crape myrtles and jap maples are popular plants often planted too close to homes.

Take the Weeping Willow for example, the Salix babylonica. Beautiful, majestic shape, likes alot of moisture, grows quickly and oh yeah it will grow to over 40′ wide and tall. You wouldnt want this tree up close to a home or in a tight spot right? Well apparently not all of us got the proper plant memo. Here are a couple of pics taken from areas while we were out and about this week. Scary just scary!

Mature weeping willow

Mature weeping willow

Where is the House?

Where is the House?

Landscape Architect Fail

Landscape Architect Fail