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Groundcover under River Birch?

Posted by bluehydrangea 7 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 5, 08 at 12:27

Hello everyone!

I have a large planter area surrounding a 20 yr. old River Birch. I am needing some suggestions on part-sun to shade groundcovers that can accomplish two things: 1.) tolerate some root/water competition from this very shallow-rooted, water-thirsty tree, and 2.)tolerate the deep soakings I have to give the tree to keep it alive in our Central Oklahoma heat.

Any ideas? I hate having areas that are just mulch (preferring to fill every spot with a lovely plant!), but I realize this may be the best option for the health of the River Birch. I appreciate your opinions!


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RE: Groundcover under River Birch?

  • Posted by nick123 z4b / sunset 44 (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 15, 08 at 3:07

Ajuga reptans , Glechoma hederacea, or Origanum vulgare might do well for you.

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