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zurcian braun
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Greetings forest gardeners!

I'm hoping someone will be able to answer my question about Ground Ivy/Creeping Charlie (Glechoma hederacea).

Do you think that it would be too aggressive to use as ground cover for apple saplings and other fruit trees?

Thanks so much for your time!
 
Bryant RedHawk
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As long as you are willing to cut it like it was a lawn, you should be ok using it.

Any fast growing vine is not the ideal ground cover for fruit trees, they tend to steal nutrients that the trees need.
Grasses are usually used for ground covers because they use different minerals than the trees do and grasses are almost always cut to around 1.5 inches tall and the cuttings mulch the trees.

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