Entries Tagged as 'Acid Loving Plants'

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

5 Fruit-Bearing Shrubs that do Best in Acidic Soil

Our Blueberry Bush by martinrstone When you plant your garden, the first thing you should do is have the soil tested. The test will include the soil pH of the area of your garden where you want to plant. The pH is a scale from 0 through 14. From 0 to below 7, the soil […]

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

Information on Acid Loving Plants

TheGardenLady received this question from Joan. I have been trying to get a complete list of acid loving plants, trees, bushes, etc., but am only getting partial ones. Can you please help me? I would greatly appreciate it. A number of readers have been interested in getting information on acid loving plants. There are many […]

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Euonymus Japonicus

Japanese Spindle (Euonymus japonicus) cultivar leaves by mauroguanandi TheGardenLady received this question from Carol. I just bought a golden euonymus.  Is that an acid living plant. What a pretty accent shrub you will have with your golden Euonymus (probably Euonymus japonicus ‘Aureo-marginatus’). This pretty shrub is easy to grow in that it likes average soil […]

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Which Grass Is More Acid Loving – Weeping Nutka or Zebra Grass?

Zebrinium – (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Zebrinus’) by Jasmic TheGardenLady received this question from Jackie. Are ‘weeping nutka’ or zebra grass acid loving? Weeping nutka and zebra grass are two different grasses.

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Do Gardenias Like Diluted Vinegar?

Gardenia Love by ClaraDon TheGardenLady received this question from Mable. I was told to dilute vinegar in water and use that on gardenia’s with yellowing leaves. Do you agree? Gardenias by Jim-AR Gardenias love acidic soil. If they are indoors, gardenias should be planted in an acidic soil that has a pH level of 4.5 […]

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Acid Tolerant Ornamental Grasses

TheGardenLady received this question from Donell. I live in MI and have removed 3 of 6 evergreen trees between my neighbor’s house and mine. I would like to plant something between the 3 that are left to have a little more privacy – are there any acid tolerant ornamental grasses that could be used? By […]

Monday, August 17th, 2009

Succulents and Acid Soil

TheGardenLady received this question from Vincent. Do succulents like acid soil….specifically coffee grounds added to the soil? You do not tell me which succulents you are interested in growing nor whether your succulents are potted house plants or outdoor, garden grown, plants. In containers, the plants are in smaller amounts of soil so one has […]

Monday, July 27th, 2009

35 Acid Loving Plants (with Photos)

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 2. Andromeda- Pieris 3. Azalea 4. Balsam Fir

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Plants that Love Both Acid and Shade

TheGardenLady received this question from Jennifer. I have a shady area under my pine trees where nothing grows except weeds. I want to plant some blueberries and other acid loving plants there. Do you have some suggestions on plants that would love very acidic soil and full shade? When one has a very shady area […]

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Are Clematis and Lilacs Acid Loving Plants?

TheGardenLady received this question from Denys. Are clematis and lilac plants acid loving plants? Clematis likes soil that has a pH close to neutral (6.6-7.0). You have to add enough lime to ensure that your soil is not too acidic.  Generous amounts of bone meal and compost should be added to the soil. Clematis likes […]