planting under cedar trees

antithesisartApril 13, 2009

I have two cedar trees and I would like to plant something deer resistant under them. I know cedar trees make the soil acidic and tough for plants to grow in. Here's the catch: the way my trees are placed, the area under them is SUNNY so azaleas won't really work. Any ideas?

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Cedar trees don't make the soil acid. At least not appreciably so.

Be cautious about your planting process. You don't want to damage a large portion of the cedar roots.

    Bookmark   April 13, 2009 at 3:10PM
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antithesisart

Thanks for the info- a couple of different garden centers told me about the acidity problem: I did a soil test and it wasn't overly acidic, but I trusted them.
I am thinking of building raised beds back there, or working some containers in: do you think covering the ground there will harm the trees?

    Bookmark   April 18, 2009 at 11:24PM
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