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Is it OK to plant English ivy around the base of a cherry tree located on one of our residential streets in Philadelphia?

If it is OK what precautions should be taken to not endanger the tree?
Last Updated: Sep 17, 2013  |  61 Views

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English ivy is probably not a good option.  You would have to monitor it carefully to be sure it didn't climb up the tree, and it forms a dense mat that takes nutrients away from the tree.  It also is difficult to keep constrained if it is in a garden bed.  You might want to consider perennial vince (periwinkle) that gets a pretty blue flower in the spring.

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