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Does anyone have lavender growing under or near Pine trees?  Our pine trees are tall and approx 100 years old and we grow various spring bulbs, pelegoniums, rosemary, cyclamen and various other plants under the trees quite successfully. Would I be able to grow Lavender here too?


  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,047
    Providing they got enough sun and were watered well until established I don't see why it wouldn't be fine.
  • Thank you @Dirty Harry , I have always been wary of what to plant under the pine trees.  I have 3 small Lavendula Angustifolia (lavenders) left from another job and wondered if they would do well under the trees.
  • Dirty HarryDirty Harry Posts: 1,047
    edited August 2019
    Bear in mind I am no expert and have only been gardening for 2 years...

    That being said, lavender is drought tolerant once established so don't see where you can go wrong.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,838
    edited August 2019
    I’m not sure I’m correct in this, but I think Pine tree needles can make the soil acid, lavenders don’t like that. Could be wrong.
    They are very easy to grow from seeds so you could sow some and plant the already grown ones out and see. 

    all gardening is trial and error I think, so have a go and await the results. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

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