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what to grow at the base of fig tree?

 
Aida Alene
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Couldn't find any info on the internet on wether it is ok to plant things around the base of my fig tree? It is a young tree. I have a bunch of lavender plants i want to move out of one area, would their root systems be too deep? What about hair's tale grass? Cornflowers?

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I vote for nothing. I like to keep my figs clear, so that suckers can sprout and it looks more like a bush than a tree.  If you do that, you have an endless supply of new starts to use to propagate more bushes (trees).  Figs aren't really conducive to a good understory.
 
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John Elliott wrote:I vote for nothing. I like to keep my figs clear, so that suckers can sprout and it looks more like a bush than a tree.  If you do that, you have an endless supply of new starts to use to propagate more bushes (trees).  Figs aren't really conducive to a good understory.


fair enough, i only have the one in the ground and intend to pick up several more at a seed exchange but i think i'll keep the newbies in big pots for now. I am not even sure the one survived the winter, thanks for the advice though!
 
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