What soil mix to use for potted acers?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Mani, Jun 20, 2020.

  1. Mani

    Mani Active Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    London
    And do you test the pH of the soil before potting?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    6,766
    Likes Received:
    4,251
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    Hi Mani, no need to test the PH for potted compost, in the UK I buy John Innes no2 for small pots and John Innes no3 for large pots. I mix this with horticultural grit, fine horticultural bark and a little peat.
    You could say it's almost an Alpine mix tbh. Lots of air to circulate around the roots.
    Not rocket science, as I said in the other posting, 'recreate a maples natural habitat'.
     
  3. Mani

    Mani Active Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    London
    Oh! I have been using an ericaceous soil - have I been going wrong?
     
  4. Acerholic

    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

    Messages:
    6,766
    Likes Received:
    4,251
    Location:
    Hampshire England Zone 8b UK
    No that's fine as well Mani.
     
    Mani likes this.
  5. Mani

    Mani Active Member

    Messages:
    260
    Likes Received:
    58
    Location:
    London
    Great, thanks!
     

Share This Page