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i have a 2yr old cooking apple tree, can i plan asters and ferns underneath or do you recommend something else



My apples and pears have always had other herbaceous plants near them. Say about a foot away so as not to disturb the roots. One has a Spirea pretty close to it. Bulbs in season as well.

7 Sep, 2010


Companion planting Digitalis reputedly enhances the keeping qualityof apples. I have some of themand autumn flowering chryanthemums under my apple trees. I did keep the soil free for the first few years to allow them to settle in. Apple tree roots are fairly close to the surface so take care when planting.

7 Sep, 2010

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