Can Japanese maples(acer palmatum) survive in slightly alkaline soils?


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So I have a dwarf green Japanese maple that I want to transplant where my current hydrangeas are. The hydrangeas were originalky blue when I bought it but it's turning pink now which means the soil is slightly alkaline. Would I have to acidify the soil first or will the maple be just fine with slightly alkaline soil
 
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Ok so I'm guessing in general, the acidity or alkaline levels in soil doesn't really affect plants too much? Even azaleas in alkaline soil?
 
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I've never tested the alkaline levels in my soil but azaleas and my Japanese maple do well. Your plants will let you know if they need some thing to make them happier.
 
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Azaleas, blueberry, piers, camelias really need ericaceous compost. Japanese Maple might like ericaceous compost, but it will survive even though it is NOT ericaceous soil.
 
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