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/ˈæs ɪdˌlʌv ɪŋ/
(of a plant) requiring a pH of 4.5 to 5.5 for optimal growth.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Fluoride also inhibits
bacteria, especially after eating, when the mouth is more acidic.
Acid peat, especially sphagnum, are used without limestone for
plants such as rhododendrons.
Use branches as mulch under
bushes and shrubs, such as rhododendrons or evergreens.
The sedge meadow contains both alkaline- and
The evergreen mulch performs particularly well for
plants, such as azaleas and rhododendrons.
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
exceptions are blueberries and rhododendrons.
Little or no limestone should be added if the compost is to be used on
There are roads in areas where rare,
plant species grow.
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