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Dried crushed dogwood leaves soil additive?

Posted by neonrider 8A/8B (Sunset-28/31) (My Page) on
Sat, Nov 9, 13 at 15:09

Are dried crushed dogwood leaves a good soil additive for palm and pines? How about crape myrtles?


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RE: Dried crushed dogwood leaves soil additive?

ALL of them are good. I would just avoid walnut, especially black walnut. JMO


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RE: Dried crushed dogwood leaves soil additive?

Trees of the Walnut family, Walnuts, "Juglans", all 20 some have an allelopathic tendency although we mostly hear about the Black Walnut, "Juglans nigra". While those leaves may have some of the growth inhibiting property, they seem to inhibit the growth of Quack Grass while encouraging the growth of Perennial Rye, I've not seen them cause that much of a problem.
Leaves from Dogwoods, like the leaves from most other trees are a good addition to soils. Tree leaves have valuable nutrients that can feed the plants growing in any soil.

Here is a link that might be useful: Nutrients in tree leaves


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RE: Dried crushed dogwood leaves soil additive?

Thank you two for the rich information. Just forgot to mention those leaves are dried, I suppose still good addition.


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