What to plant under pines

tnsunflowersFebruary 16, 2014

We removed bunch of really tall and spindly pine that were prone to falling over. What can I grow in their place? There are many stumps and shallow roots, plus a few small hardwood trees, so the area is slightly shaded. I thought about starting a berry patch, but then I realized not everything will enjoy that acidic soil. I would like to grow something edible, but will settle for something pretty. Low maintenance would also be great. Thanks!

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edlincoln(6A)

Wintergreen (Gaultheria procumbens) likes acid soil and shade and produces edible berries.

Blueberries and cranberries love acid soil, although they don't like shade so much.

    Bookmark   February 26, 2014 at 10:10PM
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junco East Georgia zone 8a(zone 8a)

Where are you? Do you want new trees or shrubs under the trees you have left?
Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica) will take the partial shade and will slowly spread among the other plants.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2014 at 11:19PM
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