Acidic Potting Soil


Product Description

Our acidic potting soil is great for all your acid loving plants such as azaleas, Japanese flowering magnolias, camellias, gardenias and loropetalum that like their soil pH a bit lower.  This acidic soil mix has a pH level lower than 7.0 on the pH scale. We perform a soil test on every batch of soil that we hand-make here at the nursery.

This blend of potting mix includes organic matter such as Canadian peat moss, aged pine bark, controlled release 360 day fertilizer, granite sand and other minor elements to provide you with the best start to amending your garden soil.

If you want even more acidic soil after you have used a testing kit to test the soil pH at home, you can use coffee grounds, calcium carbonate, or wood ash to lower pH. These soil amendments will help with alkaline soil that needs to be slightly acidic.


Dig a planting hole the depth of your plant and twice as wide as your plant. Mix your dug up soil with the amended Acidic Potting Soil and use this mixture to fill back in around the root ball of your plant. Pack the potting soil in firmly ensuring no air holes remain and water thoroughly.

Apply directly at the plant roots.

Keep away from children and pets. Harmful if ingested.

Net weight 2lbs

Shipping Info

Once your Acidic Potting Soil order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

shipping matrix 2-16



Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

2 reviews for Acidic Potting Soil

5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star
Powered by Customer Reviews plugin
  1. Cindy Peters

    My blueberries love this soil! They are containerized and I added this to fresh potting soil to lower the pH

    Was this review helpful to you?
  2. Betty Amorea

    This soil helped my acid loving plants tremendously. I have used it on blueberries and gardenias so far.

    Was this review helpful to you?
    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      Hi Betty, thank you for your review on our acidic potting soil. We are glad it is helping your plants!

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *