I have this tiny house with a small front yard, near as I can tell 11 foot wide, 15'7" foot from house to sidewalk, and 6 feet from lawn to the edge of the sidewalk.
Trying to figure out if I can put a Hachiya Persimmon or a Hachiya grafted on American native
out front, maybe
10.5 feet from the house. It has to be a hachiya; I don't eat any other type. Americans generally prefer Fuyu--which is very
amenable to my needs--because they prefer firm fruit, but I strongly prefer the flavor and the soft gelatinized Hachiya fruit. It's not worth putting a tree there at all if it's not a Hachiya.
I simply can't find enough about the root system. The power lines are in the rear, not out front; I'm mostly worried about the root system attacking the basement wall, but as I understand these are more rooted by a deep tap root than a wide root system. The roots are vulnerable to crowding, so growing near a wall is more an issue of the health of the tree--unlike oak, which will destroy s*** in its way.
Still, you see my problem. I don't want to find out later that those roots really are nasty. No luck with finding any good info. It's looking like I could make it with a dwarf, which grows some 12 feet tall... less than satisfactory I guess, as I wanted a shade tree for the sun-facing end of the house... but it will shade the porch, so that's a plus. Yes I know, mowing around a tree is annoying. I use a reel mower (Fisker) or a Scythe, both of which are absolutely fantastic for mowing the lawn. The scythe takes more practice and a little more work, but will do whatever you want.
EDIT: Looks like the dwarf grows a 12 foot circle, so 6 foot needed between it and the house. Should be plenty.