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Planting Hostas at Base of Decorative Tree

The small decorative red Japanese maple tree that I have always has weeds growing beneath it. I have tried weed stop with stone around it, but the weeds still grow through. Could I plant a circle of hostas at the base or would that be a deterrent to the growth of the maple? Any other suggestions appreciated.

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#1 Comment By Nikki On 02/26/2014 @ 11:58 am

Yes, you can plant them around the tree. Many hostas are grown this way and most are perfectly at home beneath trees. I would suggest planting them carefully though, so as not to damage any of the tree’s root system and allow a couple inches of space between the plants and the tree trunk.

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