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Is this tree suitable for chalk and is it very slow growing?

On plant Arbutus



Arbutus are one of the very few ericaceous plants that can actually grow on alkaline (including chalk) soils. I presume you are talking specifically about Arbutus unedo? It is quite slow growing too, no more than about 8 inches a year extension growth.

Just add plenty of organic material when planting and mulch regularly there after.

7 Apr, 2010

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