Celtis occidentalis (Hackberry) companions??
anyone out there have Hackberry with native perennials or short shrubs growing in close proximity (shade/part shade)? if you do, please share - I thought deer/juglone/shade was a tough combo, but this one's a real poser.
My searches online so far have only brought up dutchmans pipe and virginia creeper as possibilities. Other than these some trees are listed.
If perennials are out of the equation, any short(er) shrub suggestions would be appreciated. would ceanothus americanus (NJ Tea) work?
I do know that snowdrops, periwinkle, and english ivy don't have a problem (no surprises there)
but I'm looking to fill this area with natives.
there is some good news - garlic mustard doesn't seem to like hackberry much either
question 2: how long is the soil effected by this plant? I transplanted some small trees last year, and wonder when the soil in the area will be ready for planting.
thank you, kindly