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Why Don’t My Exora Shurbs Flower? I Have Fed Them With Osmocote Plus At Least A Month Ago. I Keep Them Watered. Should I Trim

Zone Largo, Fl. 33771 | Georgeann added on February 26, 2020 | Answered

them? I am trying to grow them as a hedge.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on February 26, 2020

The most common reason for this is soil pH. They will not flower, or thrive at all above a pH of 5. They require very acidic soil.

I would recommend testing your soil, and only using acid-loving plant nutrients. You may have to adjust your soil, since most will be at a pH of 6.5 to 7, naturally.

These articles will help:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/soil-ph-plants.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/lawn-care/lgen/lowering-ph-of-grass.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/getting-ixoras-to-bloom.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/ixora/growing-ixora-shrubs.htm

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