Plants under trees

Asked September 14, 2019, 4:35 PM EDT

What is good & quick growing ground cover under tree (deep shade) Thanks

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Here is a link to some plants that will grow in shade. You should be aware, however, that even shade plants need some light. They will not grow in heavy shade. For heavy shade you should consider putting down a few layers of wet newspaper and then several inches of organic mulch. Just keep the mulch a few inches away from the trunk of the tree. If it is against the tree, or piled up the trunk, mice, voles and other critters nest there and chew on your tree.