alkaline soil


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alkaline soil

n
(Physical Geography) a soil that gives a pH reaction of 8.5 or above, found esp in dry areas where the soluble salts, esp of sodium, have not been leached away but have accumulated in the B horizon of the soil profile

alkaline soil

A soil that contains a lot of lime (calcium) and has a pH of more than 7.
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Although more lime tolerant than rhododendrons and azaleas, if you grow them in alkaline soil they will struggle to obtain iron and leaves will yellow.
The majority of plants will grow in slightly acidic to slightly alkaline soil.
If you have hydrangeas, the flowers will be blue on acid soil but pink on neutral to alkaline soil.
Wilhelm N, Holloway RE (1998) Persistence of sulphonyl urea herbicides on alkaline soil.
If you have alkaline soil, don't plant lime-haters such as rhododendron or azalea, because they won't do well.
Looking at the locations, the highest phosphorus contents were observed in control, highly saline and highly alkaline soil conditions while the lowest value was recorded in highly saline-alkaline location (Table 3).
Plant in fertile well-drained soil in full sun, lilac Superba prefers neutral to slightly alkaline soil.
Anne Flint AEVERYONE can grow hydrangeas, but on alkaline soil they will probably be pink (unless you grow a white one).
Anne Flint, by email CAROL: Everyone can grow hydrangeas, but on alkaline soil they will probably be pink (unless you grow a white one).
Iron deficiency occurs because iron present in the soil is tied up due to alkaline soil pH.
There are only a few studies focusing on the effect of biochar on the pH of alkaline soil.