Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011...12:01 am

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 lists of acid loving plants, trees and bushes, but unfortunately TheGardenLady does not know of a complete list. Perhaps someone should compile such a list. Not only am I not aware of any single list as you are requesting that is complete, but “authors sometimes give different pH preferences for the same crop.” This site has a starting list. Unless a reader of this blog knows a source, this GardenLady believes that you will have to do your own research to create such a complete list because there are too many plants to find a complete list on line and most lists generally serve only as a guide since many other plants may grow well in acid soil conditions besides the ones on any list.

The best and most extensive list of plants with the plant’s cultivation requirements such as soil pH and other information about plants is The American Horticultural Society A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants by DK publishers (there is also the English edition) This huge tome is over 1000 pages of plant listings. Otherwise you may have to use the many partial sources on line and start combining the information to create your own list.

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