Crowding Of Azalea Roots By Lily Of The Valley - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by Rblatt9141
May 25, 2000
Can lily of the valley crowd out the very shallow rooted azalea shrubs?


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Answer from NGA
May 25, 2000
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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