Will Magnolia Tree Roots Grow Under a House & Cause Damage?

The amount of damage a Magnolia tree's roots can cause a house depends on the size of the tree and where it is planted. The smaller Sweetbay Magnolia, which is less than 30 feet tall, works well in a smaller yard. The larger Southern Magnolia tree is over 70 feet high and its roots can cause damage if planted very close to a home.

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Bobbie Brewer has been writing since 1990. Her work has appeared in publications and on Web sites including Garden Guides and Trails. Brewer is an international traveler, outdoors enthusiast and has been gardening since 1991. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University, Sacramento.