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Richea scopularia

Does this need acid soil?

Comments (4)

  1. Grower

    Paul H.

    Michael, I have a friend that used to grow this plant in his previous garden. Apparently, they grow in the mountains of Tasmania so moist, but free draining acid soil is the key to success.

  2. Grower

    Michael Chester

    Thanks, very good of you - I have slightly alkaline soil, so it's not on!

  3. Grower

    Paul H.

    It wouldn't be too difficult to provide something akin to this plants natural conditions, Michael. Go on, give it a try. :-)

  4. Grower

    Rachel the Gardener

    You could always plant it in a big pot, using ericaceous compost, which you can buy by the bag from garden centres. You can also buy ericaceous feed - usually blue granules - which can be used regularly, to keep it happy and healthy.

    Many of my Clients grow "special" plants in this way - hyndrangeas in particular - with no problems other than the usual one of keeping pots watered in hot summers.

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