Alkaline soil is any soil that has a pH of 7.4 and higher. It can occur naturally, through the presence of chalk, limestone, or wood ashes, or as a result of man-made activities, such as pollution or incorrect disposal of construction materials.
- Pros of Alkaline Soil: Alkaline soil has higher calcium, sodium, molybdenum, and magnesium levels, which promote healthy plant growth and make your crops more resistant to diseases. - Cons of Alkaline Soil: – Most alkaline soils are chalky soils with poor water retention and are not suitable for drought-sensitive plants.
– Common oak – Common beech – Crab apple tree – Flowering plum – Cherry tree – Blackthorn – Montezuma pine* – Mugo pine*
– Lavender – Lilac – Cotoneaster – Viburnum – Spindle tree (Euonymus) – Hydrangea – Camellia – Strawberry tree – Buddleia