Ornamentals underneath Eucalyptus trees?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Walter R., Jan 12, 2008.

  1. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    Is there a list, somewhere, that shows which plants can live underneath
    Eukes? Southern California. Most plants refuse to cohabit with Eukes. I need
    to plant some shrubs or trees to cover up the burned trunks of several huge
    Eucalyptus trees.
     
    Walter R., Jan 12, 2008
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  2. Walter R.

    Paul Furman Guest

    Posted to the wrong group?
    :)

    If the trees are dead stumps most anything should be OK, the main
    problem under living Eucs is their greedy surface roots & heavy mulch,
    not the alleged toxic oils.

    Anyways, assuming live trees are nearby, Correa & Sollya are good bets.
    http://www.smgrowers.com/resources/eucalyptus.asp

    I sell CA natives and Huckleberry would be my first choice for the job
    if you have enough fog drip, otherwise perhaps Ribes viburnifolium. The
    advantages of natives are wildlife value and a sense of place.
     
    Paul Furman, Jan 13, 2008
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  3. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    Yes, sorry, wrong group. Should have been rec.gardens. :)
     
    Walter R., Jan 13, 2008
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  4. do not know about Eukes but Black Walnuts will put a toxin down in a layer
    of soil about a 2 feet or more down this will kill plant when there roots
    get to the toxic layer. this lets surface rooted plant live but trees just
    die. even if you cut down and kill the Black Walnut tree the toxin still
    kills for some time .
    Eukes may do the same thing I call some one on this one ,
     
    Richard Brandstetter, Jan 13, 2008
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  5. Walter R.

    Pete D Guest


    Hi Walter,

    My front yard is an Australian Native Woodland with quite a few eucalypts,
    there are many Aussie natives that will fit your needs. Here is a view of a
    small part of it.


    http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2053/2189150868_0dc6a8391b_o.jpg
     
    Pete D, Jan 13, 2008
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  6. Walter R.

    Walter R. Guest

    Thanks for your help, although the subject was OT.

    Your generous responses speak to the high level of participants in this
    group.
     
    Walter R., Jan 13, 2008
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