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planting under cedar trees

Posted by antithesisart 7 (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 13, 09 at 14:15

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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RE: planting under cedar trees

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.

RE: planting under cedar trees

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?

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