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You Shouldn't Grow These Plants Right Next To Your Home
Unless they are pruned regularly, American arborvitae can spread so wide that their stiff branches and needles scratch and damage the siding of your house.
Arborvitae can create environments for fungi to grow and spread around your house, and they tend to grow straight up into eaves and gutter systems.
Bamboo is dangerous because of its extreme overgrowth. The underground rhizomes will stretch into cracks or crevices, wreaking havoc on foundations, floors, and plumbing.
Golden bamboo can grow at a rate of 1 inch per hour, and the plant is so strong that it will expand the cracks or crevices in your house as its trunk thickens.
Crepe Myrtle
Crepe myrtles can grow so tall that they may loom above the roof of your house and threaten to clog your gutters with their leaves, spent blossoms, and flaky bark.
The falling elements of crepe myrtles can also make an incredible mess of your yards and the sidewalks near your house, forcing you to sweep more than you’d like.
Flower Beds
Planting overflowing beds of flowers around your home can cause problems with your house’s foundation due to the excessive moisture from watering the flowers daily.
Water will continuously seep into your concrete foundation and freeze after watering your flower beds, and the expansion of the water will cause small cracks that grow over time.
Japanese Knotweed
Japanese knotweed grows more than 10 feet tall and 65 feet wide. In some countries, banks can refuse to offer mortgages on properties infested with this weed.
It's illegal to grow Japanese knotweed in some areas, and where it is legal to have it on your property, you’ll be breaking the law if it spreads to your neighbor's yard.