I want to grow a honeysuckle up this post. Will it be able to grow fine or will the concrete supporting the pole cause problems for the roots? I ask cause we made the mistake of digging the post holes too big. It's a foot long from all ends of the post where as it should have been only 6 inches wide. enter image description here

  • it depends is it really sunny or very wet? – seedelicious Feb 19 at 17:28
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    Always sunny during summers but we get alot of rain in winters. Regardless, the area is going to get wet anyways since I'll be watering the climber. – Hamid Sabir Feb 19 at 18:02
  • the reason is if the concrete gets too hot it would damage the roots and if its constantly wet it would also damage the roots – seedelicious Feb 19 at 19:03
  • also the ph of the soil might be changed if the water or roots are running of the concrete but the temperature would do the fastest damage – seedelicious Feb 19 at 19:09
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    Wouldn't the roots change direction else where once they come in contact with the concrete or is that the end of the line for them meaning that they will stop growing further from that point onwards? – Hamid Sabir Feb 19 at 20:47

the plant should be fine as long as the concrete does not over heat in the hight of summer.

it would probably aid the plant in terms of oxygen released passed the roots (concrete releases oxygen when wet from dry)

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