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After buying a Pieris on the market, I realised that I don't have any ericacious compost. I intend to plant it in the ground and wonder if it will be any good to mix some composted Lawsons Cypruss needles into the soil.



Is your soil alkaline, MBD? Our soil is neutral and we grow Pieris and Rhododendrons in it without ericaceous compost with no problems at all.

11 Jul, 2018


Same here - its more or less neutral here and all the acid lovers grow very well.

11 Jul, 2018


I don't know what type of soil it is. Perhaps I should just try it?

11 Jul, 2018


Or check the local area - if you see camellia, rhododendrons, azaleas and particularly blue hydrangeas (which means acid soil) growing well, Pieris will be fine.

11 Jul, 2018


Thankyou Bulba and Bamboo.There's a camellia next door which has been in for years so I guess it might work.

12 Jul, 2018

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