Lilac Bushes

Pine Needles Good For?

Zone 3 | sugardog added on October 21, 2012 | Answered

Do pine needles have too much nitrogen? Lilacs are planted there and do poorly.

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Answered on October 22, 2012

I would have the soil tested. Pine needles can make the soil acidic. Lilacs like well drained, organic rich soil that is only slightly acidic to moderately alkaline.

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