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Bark Soil for Pomegranate Trees?

westes Zone 9b California SF Bay
5 months ago
last modified: 5 months ago

Have any of you growing pomegranate trees noticed a preference for soil mixes that heavily favor bark over other organic materials? I have some Ambrosia Pomegranates that need to go in the ground, and this resource claims that the best container soil mix would be five parts bark, one part perlite, and one part potting soil. That seems like heavily acidic soil, but assuming I get the pH within the 5.5 to 7 range, it is still more than 70% bark. This is going in the ground, not into a container, but I am building a high raised bed, so I can create a hybrid soil. I will probably have at least 30% of the soil mix be the native clay loam soil.

For those of you who grow pomegranates in containers, have you found a preference for bark soils?

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