The roots of Rose of Sharon, a flowering tree or shrub that can reach 10 feet in height, generally won't cause damage because they grow just below the surface of the soil. But as with any tree or shrub that size, it's a good idea to not plant a Rose of Sharon directly over, or adjacent to, drain pipes or septic tanks.
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Thomas K. Arnold is the publisher and editorial director of Home Media Magazine and a regular contributor on entertainment to "USA Today", "The Hollywood Reporter," "San Diego Magazine" and other publications.
An alumnus of San Diego State University, Arnold has appeared on such TV shows as "CNN", "E! Entertainment" and "G4's Attack of the Show" to discuss home entertainment and technology issues.