Landscaping Under Redwoods
Here are a few tips to get you started:
- Top-dress new plantings with compost and wood chip mulch. Young roots need extra help to get established amongst the vigorous root systems of the mighty redwood.
- Set up sufficient irrigation. Be aware that redwoods are thirsty and will soak up all available water in the vicinity.
- Select companion plants that prefer a low pH soil between 5.5 and 6.0. Keep in mind that year-round redwood leaf litter creates slightly acidic conditions as it decomposes.
- Choose understory plants that thrive in filtered light.
Devil Mountain has assembled the Planting Under Redwoods Collection to help you succeed with your next project.
(clockwise from large left: Asarum caudatum, Oxalis oregana, Rhododendron occidentale ‘Irene Koster’, Polystichum munitum)