Acidic soils
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Blueberry, huckleberry, cranberry, whortleberry, lingonberry . . .
. . . can anyone say Vaccinium?

Most of us know that Rhododendrons and Camellias like acidic soils. But what else can you plant under those pine trees? Here's a sampling of approximately 200 other plants that like soils in the pH range of 5 to 6.

Try planting lowbush or highbush blueberries, they're a four season performer -- white blossoms in early spring, tasty fruit in mid-summer, colorful autumn foliage, and attractive bare stems in winter.

   Index to plants adpated to acidic soils

 

Vaccinium angustifolium

The classic blueberry

Not too sweet, but with less acidity than some of the tarter tasting Vaccinium species.
 
This one is also missing the "bloom" found on some of the others.

Last reviewed November 01, 2004   

 

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