We have a large yard with some pine trees. My husband and I were looking for some plants and flowers to add some color to our yard. We found mountain laurels at the nursery by coincidence, hadn't seen them before but the pictures of the flowers looked really different than the others. We bought two sets of balled pink and white mountain laurel shrubs and planted them on both sides of the yard.
After several weeks, half of the plants that got less sunlight seemed to be doing much better than the other half. We replanted the other ones with the ones in light shade. They have grown a lot since then and have started to bloom already. I think mountain laurels do well in most soils but they do not like too much sunlight. Our yard looks really beautiful with them now, it looks more like a garden.