groundcover under pines

i have a stand of mature pines( not sure what kind) that i cut the bottom branches off a few years ago.now that sufficient sunlight reaches the ground below the pines all kind of weeds have been sprouting up and i am looking for some type of decorative groundcover that would do well in i'm guessing an acidic soil.thanks for any advice/input.
cj in s.e michigan
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cj wrote:

From my own experience, azaleas do spectacularly.
I also have a very happy oak leaf hydrangea and a holly and the usual english ivy.
Perhaps I should prune more, all are over 10' tall and satisfied with their lot. I suppose that doesn't really count as ground cover, except for the ivy, which covers whatever it pleases. I used to also have liverworts growing beneath the pines, but this is more something that you would have to know was there! Moss would be more noticeable.
Jeff

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