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finnsky

Rochester

I want to lower my ph in my paschandra and want to know if anybody knows the correct product to use.

9/24/2018 3:33:46 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Sulfur is a good one to lower pH.

9/25/2018 7:25:48 AM

finnsky

Rochester

Is there any advantage of sulfur over aluminum sulfate?

9/25/2018 12:15:15 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

The reason I said sulfur over aluminum sulfate is that aluminum can become toxic in the soil even in small amounts.

9/25/2018 7:17:05 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

One more question, What is the reason you want to lower the pH? Do you have iron deficiency that you are trying to correct?

9/25/2018 7:18:20 PM

finnsky

Rochester

I,ve read that paschandra should be grown in soil with a ph between 5and5.5.I think the reason was. To prevent some weeds and disease.the area is real sunny now as I lost two 60foot lindens and replaced them with small maples whitch will take years to produce any amount of shade.i,m quite pleased the way the plants stayed green all summer but I want to give them all the help I can.

9/26/2018 3:12:33 PM

big moon

Bethlehem CT

Finnsky I wouldn't worry too much about the pH for Pachysandra. I have never seen a problem with it. The biggest problem you could have in my estimation is all that winter sun. Pachysandra (like most broad leaved evergreens) does not like to receive a lot of bright sun on it's leaves during the winter months. You might see the pachysandra start to yellow out a bit, after winter andit may look bad for a while,, but it will quickly recover. Snow cover will help with protecting it. (I have heard you guys can get quite a bit off the lake.)
Pachysandra as a rule is one of the toughest plants there is. It can even grow in a dry shade in dense tree roots. Not even hosta will thrive in those conditions.

11/2/2018 7:31:02 AM

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