acid soil


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acid soil

n
(Horticulture) a soil that gives a pH reaction of below about 6, found esp in cool moist areas where soluble bases are leached away

acid soil

A soil that contains little lime (calcium) and has a pH of less than 7. The soil needed to grow acid-loving (lime-hating) plants, such as azaleas and rhododendron.
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Most magnolias prefer neutral to acid soil but there are some that will tolerate alkaline such as M.
A popular choice in suburban gardens throughout the land, most magnolias prefer neutral to acid soil but there are some that will tolerate alkaline such as M.
PLANTS FOR ACID SOIL Acid soil is commonly found in west of Scotland gardens.
Add lime to acid soil where brassicas are to be planted.
7m (12ft) and should be planted in moist, well-drained, neutral to acid soil in sun or dappled shade.
It is sometimes said you need acid soil for the best autumn colours to appear but this is not really true.
If you have acid soil and shelter from strong winds Japanese maples (acer species) provide autumn colour as brilliant as any floral display, and the foliage of dogwoods (cornus species) brings rich hues of gold and orange before the leaves fall to reveal brilliantly coloured bark until long after the snowdrops return.
The bluest flowers grow on plants in containers with an acid soil mix, maintained by periodically applying a solution of 1/2 oz.
If there's anything ericaceous (rhoddies, azaleas, heathers) you've probably got an acid soil.
2 may succumb to club root: a fungus that likes acid soil.
Most camellias like an acid soil and after so much time the plant will have sucked all the nutrients out of the potting mix.
However, a construction made from this acid soil is believed to be vulnerable to soil erosion due to weak physical structure and extremely acidic properties of the material (Menzies 2003; Huygens et al.