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    Thread: Best plants around ponds?

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      Best plants around ponds?

      What are some of the best shrubs/perrenials/other plants you have planted around your ponds?

      Are they safe..? will their roots puncture the liners down the line?

      I dug up a 5 year old foxtail fern one time to change it up and its roots were massive!!! Will they be able to puncture liners?

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      I use on the outside of my pond, Autumn Ferns, Liriope, Mondo Grass, Hosta's, Windmill Palm.
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      if you want some nice color,impatiens ,i put them in damp spots around the pond,and in the water fall.they grow 3 ft in diameter.wash off all the dirt,bare root them and place them in between the rocks

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      I was thinking Japanese Maple trees. Do you think their roots can destroy pond liners if placed too close?

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      Lots of people use Japanese maples. For the most part plant roots won't puncture a liner unless there is already a hole or leak of some sort... probably the 1 exception is something with a heavy duty running root, like bamboo.
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      Subscribed! This is a good topic.
      Pictures would also be helpful.
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      I’ll look for a Japanese maple will they survive the cold winter?

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      There is no real room near the pond to put a tree since I am in the side yard and have pool equipment. The pond is just inside my side gate, so I opted to put a tree in the front near that gate entrance that will eventually reach closer to the pond. For that I used an Autumn Blaze Maple which comes in almost as a dark purple/red leaf in the spring, turns green during summer, and then red for the fall. Near the pond I stick to smaller plants. Around the pool equipment and near one side of the pond I have a lattice fence with Confederate Jasmine growing on it. I had to redo it all after Hurricane Irma pulled up the lattice, but when it gets fully grown again it creates a nice green wall that smells great when in bloom. Down the side yard my RDF dumps out onto a rock area to drain and deal with the waste which I put in the other year and planted a Tibouchina bush. It was great last year and this year grew a lot and bloomed like crazy. It helps pull your eye away from the RDF waste while that Jasmine hides the smell a bit. The Tibouchina has been so nice we planted three more in the yard this year.



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      Quote Originally Posted by Nguyen365 View Post
      I’ll look for a Japanese maple will they survive the cold winter?


      I have a couple in my yard and air temps have been down to about 7*F and they've come
      through fine.

      http://japanesemaplelovers.com/growi...ne-4-or-lower/
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