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Japanese maple

Zone England | Anonymous added on May 7, 2016 | Answered

Will a Japanese maple be ok to plant in chalky soil? The chalk starts about a foot and half past the soil.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 9, 2016

Japanese maples are designated for chalky soil according to the royal horticultural society:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/225/i-Acer-palmatum-i/Details?

Here is a list of plants and shrubs that do well in chalky soil:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=763

Here is an article that will give you tips on how to improve your chalky soil:
https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=762

For more information on japanese maple trees, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/japanese-maple/japanese-maple-care.htm

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