Help ! Need a list of plants requiring acidic soil..

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  1. lavenderflowerpot

    lavenderflowerpot Member

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    Hello Gardeners !

    I have been asked for a list of plants for our area which prefer or even require acidic soil. Our area being just east of Vancouver ;zone 7/8

    Not including Rhodie family.

    I have a friend who likes to give large doses of amendments (read fertilizers) I am afraid , and who does not have access to the internet.


    I do not have time to compile a listing plant by plant myself, so I am looking for a site to locate a fairly comprehensive list.

    I love to search but this is taking up too much time, so any bit of guidance will be much appreciated.

    thank you ,
    in gardening.....

    lavenderflowerpot
     
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    From Colorado State University's Cooperative Extension:

    Acid-Loving Plants

    Also, BBC's Top Ten Plants for Acid Soils (only 2 in the Ericaceae, so have a look at the other 8, although Lapageria rosea would not survive outdoors and Crinodendron hookerianum is borderline depending on exposure and how solid of a zone 8 you might be).
     
  3. lavenderflowerpot

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    Thank you so much Daniel,!
    I especially like the BBC info , and you have saved me a lot of time.
    Even if the friend changes his mind about wanting the facts now , I will make good use of it in my other endeavours.

    Very kind of you.

    in gardening...... lavenderflowerpot
     
  4. how do you find acidic soil?
     
  5. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Most soils in this region will be acidic. Home pH test kits can be found at garden centers.
     

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