Soil acidity 101: what do azaleas, rhododendrons and heathers have in common?

by Natasha Starkell | 12.02.2014 | 3 items | rhododendron , heather , azalea , calluna vulgaris | 0 comments | Rating: 3 votes

acidic heaven calluna vulgaris rhododendron azalea

You might think that talking about soil types is too advanced. If you have any of those plants growing in your garden or local area - you probably have acidic soil.

Garden centers do offer soil-testing service, but if you can't be bothered - just stick with those plants you already have growing in your garden. Rhododendrons, azaleas and heathers are very particular about soil requirements, although many plants would do well in any kind of soil (as long as it is not a pure sand).

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