Red Twig Dogwood

Planting Red Twigged Dogwood Under Pine Trees

Mickey46 added on June 12, 2015 | Answered

Can you plant a red twigged dogwood shrub under pine trees? My pine trees are dying off and I want to put in a hedge of these shrubs in their place. I put in burning bushes 3 yrs ago and they are not growing - they are only about 1 ft high. These trees would be facing south but not get a lot of sun due to the overhang of the pine trees. Is the soil too acidic?

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Answered on June 14, 2015

I see know reason why the Red Twig Dogwood would not do well.
I have a few planted in front of a wind row of Pines on my property and they have done quite well.
I also garden in MN.
On a side note, my Burning Bush shrubs have done poorly the last 2 years. The winter has been harsh on them.
Here is a link with more information.

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