The Q&A Archives: Appropriate plants to grow in sandy soil

Question: We have just retired to part of the old family farm. As our house is built out in the open with no close trees. With this sandy soil we have here in our area (zone 7/8 we are only 45 miles southeast of Raleigh NC) what would be appropriate plants, trees, flowers for this area. We also deal each year with fire ants. Thank you

Answer: Susan,

Your question is really many questions in one! In order to provide a more thorough answer than can be put in this small space, I will refer you to the following Internet sites. They will provide a wealth of information for you.

Large Trees for North Carolina

Small & Intermediate Trees for North Carolina

Selection and Use of Stress-Tolerant Bedding Plants for the Landscape

Shrubs 1-4'

Shrubs 4-8'

Shrubs 8'+

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