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underplant

Syllabification: un·der·plant
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈplant
 
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Definition of underplant in English:

verb

[with object]
Plant or cultivate the ground around (a tall plant) with smaller plants: the roses are underplanted with pink and white bulbs
More example sentences
  • While everyone underplants trees with spring-flowering crocus, you don't see their autumn equivalent too often, possibly because the enormous corms are expensive.
  • Initially the trees were underplanted with heathers and bedding, but 15 years ago we started growing snowdrops and now the garden has a collection of roughly 120 varieties.
  • I always prefer to grow natives with natives, which is why I would choose to underplant gum trees with just a few clumps of lomandra or dianella.

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