Soil and pine trees

Spring, TX

What herbs and flowering plants grow well under loblolly pines? (North Houston, TX)

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

Depends on the amount of light/number of trees in the area.

http://www.na.fs.fed.us/pubs/silvics_manual/Volume_1/pinus/taeda.htm
"There is a great variety of lesser vegetation found in association with loblolly pine. Some common understory trees and shrubs include flowering dogwood (Cornus florida), American holly (Ilex opaca), inkberry (I. glabra), yaupon (I. vomitoria), hawthorn (Crataegus spp.), southern bayberry (Myrica cerifera), pepperbush (Clethra spp.), sumac (Rhus spp.), and a number of ericaceous shrubs. Some common herbaceous species include bluestems (Andropogon spp.), panicums (Panicum spp.), sedges (Carex spp. and Cyperus spp.), and fennels (Eupatorium spp.)."

If the shade is not too dense, perhaps azaleas, coleus, indigofera

Spring, TX

Thank you.

Back yard - Dense shade from morning to noon. It is basically a wall of 30-50 ft tall Loblolly Pines directly behind my back fence (North-East).

Front yard - Dense shade until late afternoon (all large pines)

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