Plants For Under A Live Oak Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Huntsville, TX
Question by flossie6
March 12, 1999
What would be good to grow under a 25 year old live oak tree? It is very shady.


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Answer from NGA
March 12, 1999

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Live oaks cast a dense shade. They also retain their leaves through most of the winter, making it difficult for understory plants to get enough light intensity to do very well.

Mondograss (Monkeygrass), liriope, English ivy, peacock ginger and ferns are among the few things that can take that much shade.

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