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Pine Tree Conundrum

We have a pine tree that has killed off the lawn underneath. I have tried every seed known to man with no good results. I have decided that nature has won and I should go another route. I want to do a garden under the shade side of the tree. What plants would do well there? (shade & high acidity)
Submitted by memamathree

Hi,

Thanks for writing. Some plants that tend to do well in the shady, dry conditions under large pines include:
 

 

Corydalis lutea: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/corydalis/

 

Geranium macrorrhizum: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/perennial-geranium/

Epimedium: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/barrenwort/

Convallaria majalis: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/lily-of-the-valley/

 

Hosta: http://www.bhg.com/gardening/plant-dictionary/perennial/hosta/


---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com
 

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