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Southern Magnolia leaves allelopathic?

Posted by arauquoia z7b GA (My Page) on
Wed, May 30, 07 at 14:14

Are the leaves of the Southern Magnolia allelopathic?

I use them as a mulch sometimes (say, around vegetables), and I'm wondering if that is counter-productive.

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RE: Southern Magnolia leaves allelopathic?

I don't believe that the leaves have allelopathic properties, but wood chips from magnolia have proved to inhibit the germination of certain seeds.

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