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Q.What Plant(s) Survive Under A Planted Christmas Tree.

Zone Sudbury, Ontario, Canada | Anonymous added on June 14, 2021 | Answered

Is there some type of ground cover I could plant as it is too bare under the Christmas tree? Is Lilly of the Valley suitable?

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Answered on June 25, 2021

I usually suggest placing a 2 to 3 inch (5 to 8 cm) mulch layer under trees, rather than plants. Digging under a tree can interfere with its feeder roots which are within 12 inches of the ground. Plants also compete for water and nutrients.

If you have your heart set on groundcovers, Lily of the Valley is suitable, though it is toxic if you have curious pets.



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