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Maple roots


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Chris17-Feb-01 05:59 PM EST   
Ann18-Feb-01 07:22 PM EST   
Chris24-Feb-01 02:56 PM EST   
Ann24-Feb-01 07:14 PM EST   


Subject: Maple roots
From: Chris
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Date: 17-Feb-01 05:59 PM EST

Has anyone had success with shrubs that can grow under a maple? I've had some success with mahonia but would love to expand my shrub border. Zone 6


Subject: RE: Maple roots
From: Ann
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Date: 18-Feb-01 07:22 PM EST

I have had great success with Stephandra and Winterberry both thrive and flower well. They seem to hold their own even though planted directly in Maple roots. I just make sure they get lots of water during dry spells.


Subject: RE: Maple roots
From: Chris
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Date: 24-Feb-01 02:56 PM EST

Ann, many thanks, I'll give those two a try. Maple roots have to be one of the MOST frustrating garden problems and most garden books appear to avoid the whole subject.( I think the experts are probably stumped too!)


Subject: RE: Maple roots
From: Ann
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Date: 24-Feb-01 07:14 PM EST

Chris, I agree. I have 10 Mature maples and their roots spread miles (almost) Love the trees, not sure about all the leaf raking in the fall though!! We have also planted a hostalry and infernary underneath (attempt at humour) All do very well too.


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