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Low Growing Natives for Dry Shade

16 years ago

This has got to be the hardest environment for any plant.

I do have Golden Alexander (Zizia) native on the edges of the woods but can't get it to grow further in. The wild gingers spring up here and there and I have had success moving them around, but the mosses won't grow without more moisture, and the Christmas ferns are pushing out the Running Cedar (Lycopodium tristachyum?). I don't do a lot of maintenance in the wild forest but I do water the newly replanted natives, hoping they will grow and colonize. I don't have pine trees, just old growth oak, maple, beech, hickory, sweet gum, sourwood, dogwood, etc.

Any suggestions?

Nancy the nancedar

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