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epsom salt

Zone 10A | jayvee added on February 9, 2018 | Answered

IS IT GOOD WHEN PLANTING FIRE BUSH IN ZONE 10A (SE COAST OF FLORIDA) TO ADD EPSOM SALT TO HOLE BEFORE PANTING

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 9, 2018

You can, but I would recommend dolomitic lime, and wettable sulfur. This will have the same key elements, but will also help stabilize the soil, and give it calcium to go with the magnesium and sulfur. Magnesium and calcium effect each other, and it is necessary to have both to be able to take them up easier.

Here is an article for more information on the plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/firebush/growing-hamelia-firebush-plants.htm

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