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which plants/shrubs need ericaceous soil/compost


By Min

United Kingdom Gb

Iwould love a list of plants in this cattegory to put in containers



Blueberries Ive been told. But keep well watered and net to stop the blackbirds eating the berries. Azealas and rhododenderons in large pots too

28 Mar, 2009


Skimmias but get the male and the femail so that they can cross polinate to get the red berries for the winter. They are lovely sweet smelling and you have the flowers and decoration so much of the year.
Hi Min, it's me again I have just taken two photos of the male and female skimmias as they are in flower now and have been lovely colourful buds for months. they are going on my photos now in a minute!!!

28 Mar, 2009



28 Mar, 2009


Pieris and Cassiope would also go well in containers.

28 Mar, 2009


Don't forget to use rainwater for watering if you live in a hard water area

28 Mar, 2009


pieris is another good choice for the container as are Aces too. Try the skimmia reevesiana, it will also polinate any other skimmias you have.

28 Mar, 2009


dwarf rhododendrons are another - just do a search of 'ericaceous plants' and you will come up with a whole list.

29 Mar, 2009

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