Soil condition for lavender plant
I have a large spruce tree about 5 feet from the garden bed. I think it maybe on the acid side of the soil range. I'm putting in a lavandula stoechas. Our zone is3/4 in Alberta Canada. Can it survive ou 25C. Winters? Thank you Sharon Andrews
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
You growing zone of 3-4 is not ideal for Lavender.
Varieties Hidecote and Munsted are considered hardy in zone 4. I garden in zone 4 and have about 50 percent survival on Munsted Lavender in a very sheltered garden.
I love Lavender so I keep adding new plants each year!
Lavender need a full sun location with well draining soil. Does the large Spruce Tree shade this area?
Your plants will need at least 6 hours of full sunshine to grow well.
Here is an article to help refresh you on the care requirements.