What do you need for ericaceous compost?
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Similarly, you may ask, what do you use ericaceous compost for?
It is an acidic compost, and suitable for growing rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, heathers, and other plants that dislike alkaline soil, also known as lime-hating plants. The name 'ericaceous' comes from the Latin name for heathers, Erica.
One may also ask, do I need ericaceous compost for hydrangea? Ericaceous compost is a type of compost that's perfect for cultivating acid-loving plants but with the large mophead hydrangeas, you use ericaceous compost to make the flowers bloom blue. There are some plants that prefer acidic compost and hydrangeas are one of them.
In this manner, what shrubs need ericaceous compost?
Many common shrubs and plants prefer ericaceous soil, including:
- Japanese Maple.
- Lily of The Valley.
- Japanese Iris.
Do daphnes like ericaceous compost?
It is best planted where its scent can be appreciated and in combination with other late winter flowering shrubs. Daphne requires a sheltered position in an ericaceous soil and do not require pruning. Daphne bholua 'Jacqueline Postill' is semi-evergreen with highly fragrant purple-pink and white flowers.