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Is sycamore soil toxic?
I planted spring bulbs (snowdrops and bluebell H. nonscripta) under a sycamore tree and nothing has come up. I cleared and raked the area well before planting, cut away the lowest branches, so there's plenty of light and rain getting to the soil, but still not flowers. Just wondering if the sycamore itself might be inhibiting growth. I know it happens with beech.
liveen, Galway, Co Galway Posted: 20/03/2017
Bluebells actually thrive under beech trees. And the sycamore is marginally toxic to grasses, not bulbs. There may be some foliage of these bulbs present, but the bulbs were slow to flower, being too small.