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what compost do you use for acers



Multi purpose will be okay, or a mix of ericaceous and John Innes No. 2 even better.

16 May, 2010


Ah Bamboo I thught they liked ericaceous compost have I made a mistake in buying it for mine? Want to keep mine in a pot

16 May, 2010


Well there's some confusion over this - Acers dislike alkaline, chalky conditions, but they are perfectly happy in neutral soils, and most multi purpose composts are neutral, so the idea that they're acid lovers isn't really true, it's more they don't like chalk. It'll be fine in ericaceous though.

16 May, 2010


thanks for clearing that up

16 May, 2010

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