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Q.Before You Use Burlap To Cover Azaleas In Winter Can You Cover Plant With Oak Leaves Which Seem To Stay In Shape And Dry Off When

Zone peeoria illinoiszone 5 | jimhackett added on April 27, 2020 | Answered

above ground. like other leaves?

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Answered on April 29, 2020

As long as the leaves and ground directly around the tree are dry before you do this, then yes. If there is any moisture, it may lead to rot. This would not be good. Chopping them up finely can help avoid this, as well. Overall, I would not advise it, but if you follow those two rules then it can be just fine.

Here is an article to help you with their winter care:


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