shrubs/plants in tree well
Will planting shrubs and perennial plants close to a tree (or in the tree well) do any harm to the tree?
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Yes, you can plant them around the tree. Many plants 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. For shrubs, I would plant a little further away.