The Q&A Archives: Crowding Of Azalea Roots By Lily Of The Valley

Question: Can lily of the valley crowd out the very shallow rooted azalea shrubs?

Answer: Lily of the valley can be a very aggressive groundcover. It would certainly compete with the azalea for nutrients and moisture. Azaleas are shallow rooted and prefer a moist yet well drained soil; they would do better with only mulch or a very undemanding groundcover such as epimedium around their roots.

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