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[as-id-luhv-ing] /ˈæs ɪdˌlʌv ɪŋ/
(of a plant) requiring a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 for optimal growth. Unabridged
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  • Fluoride also inhibits acid-loving bacteria, especially after eating, when the mouth is more acidic.
  • Acid peat, especially sphagnum, are used without limestone for acid-loving plants such as rhododendrons.
  • Use branches as mulch under acid-loving bushes and shrubs, such as rhododendrons or evergreens.
  • The sedge meadow contains both alkaline- and acid-loving plants.
  • The evergreen mulch performs particularly well for acid-loving plants, such as azaleas and rhododendrons.
  • acid-loving plants find it difficult to extract iron in adequate amounts from high pH soils.
  • Consider a compatible ground cover treatment such as mulch for the root zone of an acid-loving tree.
  • Some notable acid-loving exceptions are blueberries and rhododendrons.
  • Little or no limestone should be added if the compost is to be used on acid-loving plants.
  • There are roads in areas where rare, acid-loving plant species grow.

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