Sugar Maple carpet of roots!!

wpooh(z6a Mo.)March 10, 2009

Will the vinca major vine grow under my Sugar Maple that has established a thick carpet surface of tiny hair-like roots? I'd rather see this growing there as practically EVERYTHING else gets choked out from the Maple roots!

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petzold6596(8b southern NM)

Vinca or english ivy is your best bet given the conditions you describe. The reason the feeder roots are so shallow is either a very high water table, 2-3 feet, or prolonged light shallow watering. Monthly deep root watering, 2-3 feet, without any surface watering will help the tree roots to grow deeper and not cause the problem you described.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2009 at 4:42PM
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