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Old 03-31-2021, 07:44 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Default Re: Newbie questions - planting design and types for 9a

Originally Posted by Brahmus View Post

My last question is if there are any plantain types that would do well in San Antonio, Texas (zone 9a). I have some power lines 15-20 feet overhead (offset a bit to the outside of my fence line) so I will need shorter varieties or something that wont mind if I am chopping the tops of the leaves off it regularly.

Thank you for taking the time to read all of that, and for any help you can provide.

You best check with the power company for minimum line clearance required. Likely it is 10 ft under the line and 15 ft to the each side. This is to maintain 8ft to 10ft minimum clearance at all times. It varies a little with different Power Companies. They will cut or spray herbicide on vegetation (without notice to you) if the plants grow into the safety zone.

Also locating your plant so they will get some shading from the blistering afternoon sun helps.
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