Planting Under Oak Trees - Knowledgebase Question

Los Angeles, CA
Question by soundblt3
April 2, 1998
I have three large California Oaks and very rocky soil. Rats liked living in the ivy, so we tore it out. What flowering plants would grow there?


Image
Answer from NGA
April 2, 1998

0

The important thing about planting under oak trees is to find plants that like shade, and don't need a lot of water. Be careful not to dig within 10 feet of the trunks of your trees, or you'll injure the roots. Try Cistus (Rockrose), Cotoneaster,or Rosemary as groundcovers. Aloe, Winter-Blooming Bergenia, California Poppy, Heuchera (Coral Bells), Catmint, Salvia, or Romneya coulteri (Matillja Poppy) as perennials in the area.

You must be signed in before you can post questions or answers. Click here to join!

« Return to the Garden Knowledgebase Homepage

Member Login:

Username:

Password:

[ Join now ]

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Working with Purple & White"