covering lantana roots

Are dogwood leaves good for covering lantana roots?
Submitted by cajones57

Dogwood leaves, especially if they are chopped or shredded to prevent them from matting, will work well as a mulch over the root zone of lantana or other perennials.

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Thank you very much.
Submitted by cajones57
Dogwood leaves are fine for covering beds and will not harm lantana roots. I assume you're leaving them in the ground for the winter and covering the area? You can leave the leaves on the bed next year as well and cover them with other mulch if you like. The leaves will break down and feed the soil and will not hurt anything.
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