What can you plant around pine trees?

  7 answers
  • Polly Fuller Polly Fuller on Jun 10, 2018
    not much

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 10, 2018
    Agreed, Polly! Ever look at a pine forest!! If it is just a tree or two in your yard, treat it like any other big tree and don't try grass, but some sort of shade loving ground cover.

  • Pat Russell Pat Russell on Jun 10, 2018
    This is Pat, again. Just remembered a friend who lived in a piny area. She just put mulch under the pine trees and set a few pots with flowers. Their grass only grew between trees where the sun could shine. Hope this helps.

  • Mogie Mogie on Jun 10, 2018
    Here are a few good candidates (annuals and perennials): Impatiens, wallerana, trillium, lungwort, hellebores, Virginia bluebells, rhododendron, azalea, hydrangea, cardinal flower, hosta, Jacob's ladder, Canadian ginger, saxifraga, heuchera, hepatica, ferns, barren strawberry, big-root geranium, lily-of-the-valley, bishop's hat, dead nettle and sweet woodruff.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Jun 10, 2018
    I agree with using the pots. Pine trees never let anything grow under them.

  • Teacup8885 Teacup8885 on Jun 10, 2018
    Maybe make a raised planter of wood or make a rock surround, weed net good soil n some flowers !??

  • D scheidecker D scheidecker on Jun 10, 2018
    hostas thrive as long as a small amount of sunshine