What to grow under pine tree

fleurdelis(z7 Oregon)March 16, 2011

A co-worker of mine is new to gardening and has a shaded spot near a pine tree that she wants to plant. What will do well in this spot? We are in the Pacific Northwest. Any help would be appreciated. thanks!


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lilies and stonecrop do pretty well in acidic soil. lily of the valley thrives under my pine. if you tell her to mix in some organic mix, that should take some of the edge out of the soil. some hostas should be able to survive too. we have a bleeding heart on the edge of our pine's radius - it does very well.

    Bookmark   March 19, 2011 at 3:24PM
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tsugajunkie z5 SE WI

The soil pH will not be affected by the plants are growing on it. Popular garden myths include pine needles acidifying soil. Under my pines (with quite alkaline soil) I grow hosta, daylillies, actea, epimidium, astilbe, ligularia, pulminaria, ferns, brunnera & oakleaf hydrangea to name a few.


    Bookmark   April 1, 2011 at 6:46PM
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