Can I put a Peony next to Crepe Myrtle?
I've never planted a peony before, but I saw a little box with one at the Big Lots for five dollars so I figured there was no risk in getting it. I know a nice sunny spot next to my Crepe Myrtle Tree which would be nice (I only have a patio and a few feet of bed space). Would it be ok here? It will have about 3' of room in every direction.
The area doesn't get too wet, but it's pretty shady in the winter as the sun angle changes and sun wont come over the fence, but in later spring and summer it gets plenty of sun.
My worry is root conflict with the well established tree. Will it be killed by the network of roots or as long as it's fertilized will it survive? I don't know how deep or intense the roots on these plants become.