groundcovers beneath the dogwood ...

terratoma(7a)April 17, 2013

Last summer I was digging planting beds for hostas circling a dogwood tree. Although the hostas were 3-4 feet from the tree's trunk, I came across fibrous roots beginning less than an inch below the surface. I assume the roots are from the dogwood. I was surprised; didn't think any tree had roots that close to the surface.
I had been planning on planting a groundcover beneath the tree but I don't want to jeopardize the tree's health. Are there groudcovers whose roots can "live in harmony" with a dogwood's?

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ken_mce(zone 4, NY)

Pachysandra will get along fine with Dogwoods.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2013 at 10:32PM
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