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Fatsia

April 2010

QuestionAre there shrubs (besides azalea, rhododendron, and camellia) that will grow well under pine trees?

 

AnswerPines tend to have a high enough canopy that most shade and partial shade tolerant shrubs do well. Cleyera, aucuba, fatsia, hollies and boxwoods are all possible choices, but there are numerous others. Soil acidity can be a long-term concern under pines, but most of these plants are pretty tolerant.


 

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