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What to plant under pines

Posted by tnsunflowers none (My Page) on
Sun, Feb 16, 14 at 21:40

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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RE: What to plant under pines

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.

RE: What to plant under pines

  • Posted by junco Augusta, GA z8 (My Page) on
    Fri, Jul 4, 14 at 23:19

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.

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