Planting Under Eucalyptus - Knowledgebase Question

Mira Loma, CA
Question by mgdarling
January 2, 2000
What plants will grow under eucalyptus trees lining the front street?

Answer from NGA
January 2, 2000


Eucalyptus trees don't make very good garden companions. The shade they cast, the litter they drop, and the fact that their surface roots will suck up as much moisture as they can find, makes successful growing of annuals and perennials directly beneath them difficult, if not impossible.

Wish I could offer some more positive advice, but planting anything under eucalyptus is chancy at best.

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