Ground Cover Planting Under A Shady Tree.
Can you suggest some plants to provide Ground cover under shady tree.
With regards to your question on ground cover under a shady tree.What is the tree – is it deciduous or evergreen?The problem with sites under trees is that they can be very dry.If you improve the soil with compost and organic matter this will help retain the moisture retention qualities of the soil. As a result you will find that groundcover plants will grow much more happily and it also opens up the spectrum of plants that you can grow.
The toughest plants with no extra work are Ivy,Butchers broom,Polystichum setiferum (fern)Perrywinkle (Vinca major), Euphorbia robbiae, Bergenia. Helleborus foetidus. They will be happier with better conditions
Under a deciduous tree with soil improved Skimmias, Sarcococca, Pulmonaria, Helleborus orientalis,Cyclamen coum and hederifolium.Vinca minor is also a good carpeter. For More information.