Return to the Woodlands Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
What can I grow close to a small (8ft) conifer

Posted by grassroofgirl N of Mendips, Som. (My Page) on
Wed, May 10, 06 at 14:27

I am very lucky and have a beautiful south facing garden with lovely loamy soil.

However in one of my flowerbeds I have a golden conifer type tree about 8ft tall and 4ft in diameter. The lower 2ft has been pruned off. Next to it I have a Fatsia Japonica which is doing not too badly but could be better. However my husband does not like it and I would like to replace it with a flowering shrub.

The position of the new shrub would mean it would get lots of sun from morning to about midday then it would be in the shade of the conifer. The ground underneath the tree and around it gets very dry in the summer.It would be protected from the prevailing wind. And I do not know if the soil would be acidic or alkaline.

I have thought about a Philadelphus.....any ideas anyone?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: What can I grow close to a small (8ft) conifer

The soil below the conifer will more than likely be acidic (pH 5.0-5.5). Try azalea, rhododendron, mountain laural, blueberries, etc.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Woodlands Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here