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Old 05-19-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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Sedum overtaking shrubs


We have a 45 degree terrace out back that was planted in a couple varieties of sedum( a few year back).
With the aid of E.C. blankets this has worked as well as I had hoped and there is virtually no erosion.
Problem is ?? ...the sedum is taking off this year and filling in between the globe arborvitaes and mugo pine that border the top.
The wife is worried that they will choke the roots and wants it out.
The mugo and arborv. were planted the same time and are doing exceptionally well and show no signs of stress at this time.
Don't know much about sedum if there could be a problem or not?
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Old 05-19-2014, 10:29 PM   #2
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Sedum is on the some what invasive side but they have very shallow roots and it is very easy to pull up "hand-fulls" of it at a time. My perennials push right through the Sedum no problems at all so the globe arborvitaes and mugo pine should be just fine (there roots will grow below the sedum). Plus the Sedum will help keep weeds down. They won't stop them completely but many weeds have the same shallow roots and the Sedum will choke out many of them.

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Thanks for the reply .
I actually like the look of it between the evergreen shrubs and being a bit of a weed barrier this will save on our backs and save on mulch.
Hope the wife agrees.
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