Plants that Grow Under Pine Trees


Scientific Name Common Name Height Soil Moiture Notes
Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Bearberry 6" - 1' Dry-medium Rhizomatous, Deer resistant
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger 1’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous, Deer resistant
Aquilegia canadensis Columbine 2-4’ Dry-medium Deer resistant, hummingbirds
Aster divaricatus White Woodland Aster 2-4’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous
Aster cordifolius Heart Leaved Aster 2-3’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous
Geranium maculatum Wild Geranium 1-2’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous
Helianthus divaricatus Woodland Sunflower 3-5’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous, Bird, Deer resistant
Podophyllum peltatum Mayapple 1-2’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous. Foliage dies back in late summer.
Polemonium reptans Jacob’s Ladder 1-2’ Medium Excellent texured foliage.
Maianthemum racemosum Solomon’s Plume 1-3’ Medium Rhizomatous
Maiantemum stellatum Starry Solomon’s Plume 1-2’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous
Solidago flexicaulis Zigzag Goldenrod 2-4’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous
Solidago odora Anise Scented Goldenrod 1-2’ Dry-medium Fibrous
Uvularia grandiflora Bellwort 1-2’ Dry-medium Spring Ephemeral.



Scientific Name Common Name Height Soil Moiture Notes
Adiantum pedatum Maidenhair Fern 1' Dry-medium Rhizomatous; Deer resistant
Athyrium felix-femina Lady Fern 1’-2' Dry-medium Rhizomatous; Deer resistant
Gymnocarpium Dryopteris Oak Fern 6"-1’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous; Deer resistant
Osmunda regalis Royal Fern 3'-6' Moist Rhizomatous; Deer resistant



Scientific Name Common Name Height Soil Moiture Notes
Carex eburnea Ivory Sedge 4”'-11" Dry-medium Deer resistant
Carex pensylvanica Pennsylvania Sedge 1’ Dry-medium Rhizomatous; Deer resistant



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