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ericaceous

(ˌɛrɪˈkeɪʃəs)
adj
(Plants) of, relating to, or belonging to the Ericaceae, a family of trees and shrubs with typically bell-shaped flowers: includes heather, rhododendron, azalea, and arbutus
[C19: from New Latin Erīcāceae, from Latin erīca heath, from Greek ereikē]
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Acid loving camelias are also great for ericaceous soil.
Invest in a shaker jar of Gro Sure All Purpose plant food and a shaker jar of Gro Sure Ericaceous plant food.
Ericaceous compost Acid-loving plants including camellia, azalea, rhododendron and heather are best planted using ericaceous compost.
This dwarf evergreen shrub prefers ericaceous compost and will produce fruits in white, pink and purple that look like marbles.
| RAKE up fallen leaves and compost in bin bags pierced with a few holes - this will be excellent for your ericaceous plants.
Planting them in ericaceous (acidic) compost will give them a good start.
They prefer acidic soil so an annual addition of leaf or bark mulch will be welcome and if planting in containers, choose ericaceous compost.
You can pot them on now - go one or two pot sizes bigger and be sure to use an ericaceous compost.
If your soil is alkaline you can still grow them in pots using an ericaceous compost, which is acid.
Deborah Rogers, Winchester: We grow Camellia 'Donation' in a massive tub with ericaceous compost as our soil is alkaline.
For success, use a good quality ericaceous potting compost; keep it moist, apply a slow release fertiliser twice a year, and dead head after flowering taking care not to damage new shoots which provide next year''s flowers.