Planting under oak trees in Florida

by Lorraine
I live in Florida, I want to plant ground cover under my oak trees. With or without flowers.
  5 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 06, 2017

  • Kelly Howard Kelly Howard on May 06, 2017

    I stuck some old pots of droopy English ivy out back of our shed under our big water oak. They started growing right out of the pot and all over the ground. I never knew ivy made such a lovely ground cover! We simply run the lawn mower around the edges of where we want it to stay contained and it is easy to maintain!

  • Lorraine Lorraine on May 06, 2017

    OH, thank you!!!! Will the ivy block the water and oxygen to the oak? Since we don't have grass in our 4 oak tree yard, this is a good idea.

  • Gail Gail on May 07, 2017

    Many people in Florida grow Cast Iron plants under the Oak trees. They need shade and are very pretty. They do not bloom that I have seen but, make sure you will never want to move them because they are almost impossible to kill.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Apr 04, 2023

    Plant BULBS for spring before leaves appear!