Which vegetable plants need acidic soil

Plants for acidic soils.

  • Arnica,
  • Azaleas,
  • Berry grape (Arctostaphylos),
  • Bergenia,
  • Downy birch,
  • Bitter root (Lewisia),
  • Cotoneaster,
  • Douglas firs,
  • Service tree,
  • Gentian Gentiana sino-ornata (in contrast to most other varieties),
  • Ferns,
  • Plume,
  • Busy Lizzie,
  • Garden blueberry,
  • Garden hydrangea,
  • Spice bush,
  • Gorse (Genista germanica and sagittalis),
  • Creeping Gunsel,
  • Heather except winter heather,
  • Heather carnation,
  • Camellias,
  • Pillow snowball,
  • Kiwifruit,
  • Pasque flower
  • Pulsatilla alpina Sulphurea (most other varieties love lime),
  • Lily species, bay rose (Kalmia),
  • Man's shield (Androsace carnea),
  • Narcissus species,
  • Orchids,
  • Poplars,
  • Peonies,
  • Cranberries,
  • Primrose species,
  • Quinces,
  • Rhododendrons,
  • Rhodohypoxis baurii,
  • Horse chestnuts,
  • Sand myrtle (Leiophyllum buxifolium),
  • Gaultheria (Gaultheria),
  • False cypress,
  • Snowdrop tree,
  • Iris species,
  • Holly,
  • Stone seeds (Lithospermum diffusum),
  • Surfinia petunias,
  • Carpet dogwood,
  • Peat myrtle (Pernettya),
  • Rowanberry.

Lime-sensitive plants on limestone soils often show light green, yellowish or even white spots on the leaves (leaf chlorosis). See also soil types and pH