Ideal pH for Bushes, Trees and Shrubs

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About Ideal pH for Bushes, Trees, and Shrubs

Often, we do not think about the soil that our bushes, trees, and shrubs live in. When we do, we seldom think about the soil pH. However, like every other plant species, they each have their own specific, ideal pH level, that optimizes health and growth. In this article, you will find the ideal pH level for bushes, trees, and shrubs.

When a plant is in soil that is not optimized for its growth needs, essential minerals and nutrients become locked up in the soil, unavailable to the plant.

Give all your trees, bushes and shrubs, the correct pH balance for optimum growth potential. If they aren’t growing or as healthy as you think they should be, you should conduct a soil test to see if the soil pH level needs adjusting. More on soil PH and how to adjust pH levels.

Listed below are the ideal pH soil levels, for popular bushes, trees, and shrubs:

Chart of Ideal pH Levels for Bushes, Trees, and Shrubs

Bush, Tree, Shrub:Ideal Soil pH
Arborvitae6.0 -8.0
Ash Tree6.0 – 7.0
Azalea4.5 – 5.5
Beech Tree5.0 – 6.5
Birch5.0 – 6.5
Boxwood6.5 – 7.5
Crab Apple5.0 – 6.0
Dogwood6.0 – 7.0
Forsythia6.5 – 7.5
Holly4.5 – 5.5
Hydrangea, blue4.0 – 5.0
Hydrangea, pink6.0 – 7.0
Ivy6.5 – 8.0
Juniper5.0 – 7.0
Lilac6.0 – 7.5
Magnolia5.0 – 6.0
Maple6.0 – 7.5
Mock Orange6.0 -8.0
Oak5.0 – 6.5
Rhododendron4.5 – 6.0
Roses5.5 – 7.0
Spruce4.5 – 5.5
Raspberry, red6.0 – 7.5
Strawberry5.0 – 7.5
Willow, weeping5.0 – 6.0
Wisteria6.5 – 8.0
Yew5.5 – 7.5

Note: The most ideal level, is the mid-point of a given range.

Simple, easy-to-use soil testers, help you to quickly determine if your soil pH needs an adjustment. And, they are inexpensive. About Soil Testers.

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