Even the best gardener is limited by the nature of the soil in their garden. Soil pH is a critical aspect of this and understanding the soil type is essential for finding the right plants. A soil’s pH indicates the alkalinity or acidity of the soil, with acidic soils having a pH below 7, neutral soils a pH of 7 and alkaline soils with a pH above 7.
With the help of a testing kit you are able to assess the acidity of your soil and from there we can advise you on the best plants for your green space.
Call one of our experts on 01206 210 374 or pop into the centre on the A120 just outside Colchester to see a full range acid-loving plants.
Our Acid-Loving Plants Gallery
Wide selection of acid-loving plants
Here at Poplar Nurseries we offer a wide range of plants which will thrive in acidic soils. Pick from our wide selection of Camellias, including the less common autumn flowering sasanqua species, and Magnolias, such as the evergreen grandiflora types.
You will also find a large range of Rhododendron, including dwarf forms, plus an excellent choice of both evergreen and deciduous Azaleas, as well as many varieties of Pieris.
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The best plant food and soil for acid-loving plants
Carrying out a soil ph test will help identify the soil texture and acidity or alkalinity of your soil. With this information at hand, you can discover the best plant food to add to your soil and which range of suitable plants will suit your garden. For example, acid-loving or ericaceous shrubs grow best in a pH range of 4 to 6, and ideally pH 5 to 5.5.
To learn more about the varieties we stock, pop by the centre to talk to our team about your best options and to purchase your favourites.