Monday, July 27th, 2009...12:00 am

35 Acid Loving Plants (with Photos)

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More acid-loving plants by barbara voss

More acid-loving plants by barbara voss

So many of TheGardenLady’s readers seemed to be interested in acid loving plants.  Here is a partial list of 35 acid loving plants:

1. Amelanchier- Juneberry

Amelanchier alnifolia by daitengu23

Amelanchier alnifolia by daitengu23

2. Andromeda- Pieris

Japanese Andromeda / Pieris japonica by carsten1968

Japanese Andromeda / Pieris japonica by carsten1968

3. Azalea

pinkish purple azalea by Wils 888

pinkish purple azalea by Wils 888

4. Balsam Fir

Balsam Fir by SaikoSakura

Balsam Fir by SaikoSakura

5. Camellia

Pink and White (Camellia japonica) by Luigi FDV

Pink and White (Camellia japonica) by Luigi FDV

6. Cedar (White)

A white cedar swamp along the Batsto River in the New Jersey... by ecokate

A white cedar swamp along the Batsto River in the New Jersey... by ecokate

7. Chionanthus- Fringe tree

Beautiful Flowering Tree by summerbloomz etc =^.^=

Beautiful Flowering Tree by summerbloomz etc =^.^=

8. Clethra- Summersweet

Summersweet - Clethra alnifolia rosea by WestLothian

Summersweet - Clethra alnifolia rosea by WestLothian

9. Cleyera

Cleyera japonica v. wallichiana by Eric in SF

Cleyera japonica v. wallichiana by Eric in SF

10. Crape myrtle

White Crepe Myrtle by scilit

White Crepe Myrtle by scilit

11. Davidia involucrata- Dove or Handkerchief Tree

Davidia by Hélène Quintaine

Davidia by Hélène Quintaine

12. Dogwood

Dogwood by Nana* (salala817)

Dogwood by Nana* (salala817)

13. Fir

Fir Buds by Clyde Barrett

Fir Buds by Clyde Barrett

14. Fothergilla

Fothergilla flower by Martin LaBar

Fothergilla flower by Martin LaBar

15. Gardenia

Soft...silky..so white, gardenia by ClaraDon

Soft...silky..so white, gardenia by ClaraDon

16. Hamamelis- witch hazel

Hamamelis mollis (Hamamelidaceae) by Tim Waters

Hamamelis mollis (Hamamelidaceae) by Tim Waters

17. Heath

Heath by Lily Zhu

Heath by Lily Zhu

18. Heather

Heather in snow by algo

Heather in snow by algo

19. Hemlock Tree

National Arboretum - Hemlock trees by jdcoffman

National Arboretum - Hemlock trees by jdcoffman

20. Hibiscus

Hibiscus! by Rana Pipiens

Hibiscus! by Rana Pipiens

21. Holly

Holly Berries, Times Three by vtpeacenik

Holly Berries, Times Three by vtpeacenik

22. Huckleberry

huckleberries by downtothewiredesigns

huckleberries by downtothewiredesigns

23. Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla requires acid soil and will color according to soil pH If the pH is in the range of 5.0 to 5.5 the color will be a soft blue. With a pH of 6.0 to 6.5 or higher there will be pink flowers.)

Hydrangea macrophylla by Neal1960

Hydrangea macrophylla by Neal1960

24. Ixora

Red Ixora Burst by M.a.h.S

Red Ixora Burst by M.a.h.S

25. Leucothoe

Leucothoe fontanesiana Girards Rainbow Fetterbush by KingsbraeGarden

Leucothoe fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow' Fetterbush by KingsbraeGarden

26. Magnolia

Magnolia soulangeana by Frengo2.0

Magnolia soulangeana by Frengo2.0

27. Mahonia

Visit Mahonia! by Michiel Thomas

Visit Mahonia! by Michiel Thomas

28. Mountain Ash

Mountain Ash in Full Glory for diskdoc by snapdragginphoto

Mountain Ash in Full Glory for diskdoc by snapdragginphoto

29. Mountain Laurel

Mountain laurel flowers by Martin LaBar

Mountain laurel flowers by Martin LaBar

30. Oak

Flaming Red Oak by CaptPiper

Flaming Red Oak by CaptPiper

31. Oxydendrum arboreum- Sourwood

Oxydendrum arboreum Sorrel-tree, Sourwood by sisudave

Oxydendrum arboreum Sorrel-tree, Sourwood by sisudave

32. Pyracantha

a spasso sulla pyracantha by giulifff

a spasso sulla pyracantha by giulifff

33. Rhododendron

rhododendron by gdraskoy

rhododendron by gdraskoy

34. Spruce

Spruces and sky by Stella VM

Spruces and sky by Stella VM

35. Viburnum

Viburnum * laurel de poetas by jacilluch

Viburnum * laurel de poetas by jacilluch

Some additional acid loving landscape plants.

For some summer reading about shrubs and trees, many of them acid loving, read Jacqueline Heriteau’s book “Complete TREES, Shrubs & Hedges” or go on line to read part of the book.  See here.

Or read Michael Dirr’s book “Dirr’s Hardy Trees and Shrubs: An Illustrated Encyclopedia” which is one of the best books written about trees and shrubs.

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