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By Kmitch

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I have just planted an Acer in my garden what type of soil do Acer's like, Normal or do I mix ericaceous compost with the soil.?
Thanks Keith M.



They prefer ericaceous soil Keith

21 Jun, 2011


Assuming you're talking about japanese Acers, the palmatum types, they do prefer non alkaline soil. If its a different form of Acer, such as Acer griseum, they couldn't care less...

21 Jun, 2011


I think you should use just neat ericaceous compost, and not mix it with soil at all. They mostly like acid soil, as Donna said. Annie

21 Jun, 2011


Anneashby, I think Kmitch is planting into the ground - he just wanted to know whether to mix some ericaceous into the planting hole. Kmitch, if it is a japanese acer, soil doesn't have to be really acidic, just neutral to slightly acidic will be fine.

22 Jun, 2011

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