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Hazelnut guild

 
Paula Edwards
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Who knows what grows well under hazelnuts?
It's a plant which is a bit diametral to guild building as it suckers and form a thicket.
 
Nicholas Covey
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Here in the wild it pretty much blocks out any growth below it because it is so dense. It also has quite a bit of leaf litter and such that is stuck between the bushes themselves and that pretty much negates anything but the most aggressive growers
 
Jordan Lowery
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truffles
 
Brenda Groth
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I planted Jerusalem artichokes on the NORTH side about 3' away from them to stop any grass encroachment..I have daylillies growing under them and some sunflowers growing in front of them.. I also grew 3 mulberry between my groupings of hazelnuts..(9)...but they are still babies but seem to be growing very well.

south of them a few feet i have seedless grape vines up and over an arbor..and 2 lilac trees and more jerusalem artichokes..therre is a path inbetween this group and the group of hazelnuts..that are kinda in an arched row...

these are on the north side of a circular lawn that has a ornamental red leaf cherry in the center and there are 4 beds surrrounding the lawn with paths around the outside of those ..you  can see the map on my blog
 
Paula Edwards
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I'm stunned - truffles! Do you really grow them under your hazelnut trees? And how do you do that? Would be nice (I should then learn to make pasta at home for the truffles).
 
                    
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Find truffles in wild, plant compatible tree next to them(truffels are mycorrhizal).  After a year or two move tree to your landscape and it should now be inoculated with truffle goodness.  You can buy inoculated hazels online but almost everything I read about them claims little to no success.  Best to find a truffle known to work well in your area for inoculation.

 
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