acid loveing plants for san deigo - Knowledgebase Question

El Cajon, CA (Zone 9A)
Question by edyth
March 24, 2007
I would lke to know how to get a basic list on acid loving plants in southern california? Or a web site I can go to to down load this information.


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Answer from NGA
March 24, 2007

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There are variations in soil acidity and this is by no means a complete list of acid loving plants, but I hope it is helpful:
pH 4.5 to 5.5
Achmines
Adiantum
African violet
Aloe
Amarylis
Aphelandra
Aurucaria - Norfolk Pine
Azalea
Begonia
Caladium
Calathea
Crossandra
Cyclamen
Dieffenbachia
Epiphyllum
Gardenia
Hydrangea
Impatiens
Maranta
Pellaea - a fern
Peperomia
Pilea
Polypodium
Primula
Rechsteineria
Saxifraga
Scindapsus
Streptocarpus
Syngonium
Zygocactus


pH 5.5 to 6.5
Anthurium
Bromeliad Cattleya
Columnea
Cymbidium
Cypripedium
Daffodil
Gladiolus
Hyacinth
Iris
Narcissus
Phalaenopsis
Platycerium
Thipsalidopsis
Tulip
Vanda


Woody Ornamentals and their pH preferances
pH 4.0 to 5.0
Spruce, Black


pH 4.5 to 5
Azalea


pH 4.5 to 6
Birch, European (White)
Heather
Rhododendron


pH 5 to 6
Most coniferous species would prefer a soil of this pH
Fir, Balsam
Hemlock
Pine, Jack less tolerant of pH above 6
Pine, Loblolly
Pine, Red Pinus resinosus less tolerant of pH above 6
Spruce, White


pH 5.0 to 6.5
Beech
Oak, Pin
Tamarack


pH 6 to 7
Most Hardwoods prefer a soil of this pH
Fir, Douglas
Oak, Black
Pine, White
Spruce, White
Yew, Japanese


pH 6 to 7.5
Ash, White
Maple, Sugar
Spruce, Colorado
Sycamore


pH 6 to 8.0
Walnut, Black


Vegetable crops and their pH preferances
pH 4.5 to 5.5
Radish
Sweet Potato

pH 4.8 to 5.5
Potato


pH 5.5 to 6.5
Endive
Parsley
Pepper
Rhubarb
Soybean


pH 5.5 to 7.0
Beans
Broccoli
Cabbage
Carrot
Celery
Cucumber
Pepper
Radish
Rhubarb
Squash
Sweet Corn
Sweet Potato
Tomato
Turnip


pH 5.5 to 7.5
Cauliflower
Onion
Tomato


pH 6.0 to 7.0
Broccoli
Celery
Lettuce
Lima Bean
Muskmellon
Parsnip
Pea
Spinach


pH 6.0 to 7.5
Beet, Table
Cabbage
Spinach


pH 6.0 to 8.0
Asparagus

Fruit Crops and their pH preferances
pH 4 to 5
Blueberry, High Bush
Cranberry, Large (4.2 to 5.0)
pH 4.5 to 5.5
Raspberry


pH 5 to 6.5
Apple

pH 5.5 to 6.5
Grape
Strawberry


pH 5.5 to 7.0
Raspberry, Red


pH 6.0 to 7.0
Apricot
Cherry, sour


pH 6.0 to 7.5
Cherry, Sweet
Crabapple
Peach


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