Answer: Your concern is understandable - most large trees will send out exploratory roots in search of moisture and nutrients. It s still possible to grow shade loving plants in your yard, and amending the soil with compost is a great first step. You can plant impatiens, begonia, clematis, hosta, astilbe, bleeding heart, azalea, rhododendron and Dutchman s Pipe. <br><br>Try not to disturb the surface roots too much when doing your planting. If the tree roots become exceptionally invasive, you may have to resort to areas with raised beds or above ground planters.
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