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#1 DB1 OFFLINE  

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 12:28 PM

Hi Ya'll,

I would like to know what plants will grow under pine trees. I have a feeling that the sap will not allow anything to grow. Prove me wrong, please.

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 12:33 PM

  • Well i put saleman under my trees........

Pine trees put out an acid though the needles and pitch that falls to the ground, mostly the only thing here that grows is creeping charlie. You find the same kind of trouble with Walnut trees, very few things grow close to them.
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 01:54 PM

I think azeleas prefer acidic soil. I know Dad had some planted near the base of some big pine trees. Also, I think perhaps some Rhododendren bushes.
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 04:12 PM

We have a lot of White Pine on our property and as said above Rhodos and Azalea are 2 good choices. They both seem to do fine here. Any plant that will thrive in acidic conditions would probably work as long as the Pines aren't blocking the sun.
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 04:19 PM

  • Well i put saleman under my trees........

Pine trees put out an acid though the needles and pitch that falls to the ground, mostly the only thing here that grows is creeping charlie. You find the same kind of trouble with Walnut trees, very few things grow close to them.


Yes I plant nothing under them. And The walnuts are a problem my dad had trying to garden in his back yard.
He finally gave up and built a planter in his front yard to grow tomatoes and peppers.

Acid loving plants like them? Hmm I should have planted the blueberries there. I'm adding acid to the soil where I planted them.
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 05:27 PM

It appears that Morel mushrooms like to grow under them. We found about a quart container full under meangreen's pines in his front yard the other day!
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:06 PM

Candy not sure where you are located but we grew camellias very well under pines in south ga

Also azaleas

For a nursery grower a pine tree stand is a cheap shade house
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:13 PM

It appears that Morel mushrooms like to grow under them. We found about a quart container full under meangreen's pines in his front yard the other day!


dang it, to be so lucky!

When I have been lucky enough to find a mess of them, I've found them under and around elm trees, mostly


ask a nursery or the state conservation or forrestry dept what would grow best under pine trees.

Edited by JBBR, April 05, 2012 - 07:17 PM.

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:17 PM

When I was growing up we had 3 white pines on one side of the garden, we planted cucumbers under them and they always did great, I don't know why but they did.
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:50 PM

Here in Northern Indiana we find Morels under pines sometimes and dead elms are even better. The best though is old orchards when you can find one. April first was no fools day here. We found around 2 pounds or maybe a little more.....(small to medium Blacks & Greys)....Early, early season this year. FREEZE WARNING tonight. Not good. Maybe though, it will extend the season a little longer. :laughingteeth:
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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:52 PM

When I was growing up we had 3 white pines on one side of the garden, we planted cucumbers under them and they always did great, I don't know why but they did.


Well, I have learned to plant my lemon cucumbers in the garden and train them on an old corn crib turned into a wire fence. Just weave the vines through the fence holes Weeding is easy and picking them is a dream. No more trying to avoid stepping on the vines when they are trained on a fence.

I'm surprised they weren't bitter with all of the pine sap dripping on them.


Thanks for the replys.
I like the idea of having flower bushes under them. Ground covers are so intrusive.

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 07:54 PM

We found 50 morels so far this year. They weren't overly big though. Must be the weather.
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 06:21 AM

  • Well i put saleman under my trees........




Now that is funny. :bigrofl:

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Posted April 09, 2012 - 08:32 AM

Now that is funny. :bigrofl:


Well it's not so funny if you make your living as a salesman(Big Grin). But I understand the sentiment. Coming from a blue collar background (considering Sales people to be predators preying on the unwary) it took me years to get over feeling guilty about being a salesman..

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Posted October 27, 2013 - 06:47 PM

I planted sawdust under the only pine tree we have. That way I don't have to worry about something growing under it.






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