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What is the best soil type for Eugenia?
« on: May 10, 2019, 03:10:41 PM »
I have cherry of the rio grande, grumichama, rainforest plum, pitangatuba star cherry, and Zills Dark surinam cherries growing.

Trying to figure out what is the best soil type for these girls? Iíve had a hard time finding anything online.

Thanks.
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Re: What is the best soil type for Eugenia?
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2019, 05:01:23 PM »
My experience growing them in pots and in the ground in different areas of CA is that they like acidic soil and don't care if the soil is well draining (though it should not be like wet muck either).  I've had Eugenias do just fine in areas that have cold standing water for a month straight, but have had them die back in soil that was not acidic enough.  (I don't know how acidic they need it to be -- whether they need blueberry-level acidity or not.)  I usually just use coffee grounds and peat moss to acidify the soil gently and have not needed to use sulfur.  Besides acidity they haven't been too picky.

 

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