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PostPosted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: underplant upright hornbeam Reply with quote

is an upright hornbeam shallow rooted? i have one planted one year and want to underplant it with an acuba. will i harm the root of the hornbeam
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hornbeam are shallow rooted trees so care would be needed when underplanting

You will need to avoid hitting roots.
How old is the hornbeam and how big are the acubas?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hornbeam are shallow rooted trees so care would be needed when underplanting

You will need to avoid hitting roots.
How old is the hornbeam and how big are the acubas?

Hornbeam is one year planted, there was a couple years on it i guess when i bought it. The acuba is small one of https://www.aldi.ie/en/specialbuys/thursday-19th-september/products-detail-page/ps/p/evergreen-shrubs/

I lifted a little soil and found what seemed like roots so left it be for moment. in the shopping centre these trees are underplaned but may have been when planting
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello again

As the trees are only in the ground 1 yr and the aucuba plants are quite small then you should be able to plant them without disturbing the roots of the horbeam.

Just plant your aucuba no closer than 2ft each side of each hornbeam - its unlikely that their roots have stretched this far yet
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