Best fertilizer?

Discussion in 'Maples' started by Soumil Yarlagadda, Jul 14, 2023.

  1. Soumil Yarlagadda

    Soumil Yarlagadda Well-Known Member Maple Society

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    This is a very broad question, but do you guys find any specific brand/ model of fertilizer that provided the best results for maples or any other woody shrub/tree genus? (full canopy, healthy leaves, faster growth)? any specific NPK ratio? is it better to have a synthetic or organic fertilizer?
     
  2. Acerholic

    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Hi Soumil, I don't feed anything planted in the ground, but my pots I use the Doff controlled release feed for acid loving plants. I only use this in late April / early May.
    If you look at the Doff website it shows the NPK.
    I have found the controlled release far better than the slow release, as it only feeds when the weather is warm enough. So for my location when I get an exceptionally cold Spring it does not stress the trees by feeding unessesarily.
     

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