Espoma® Holly-tone® - 5 oz. bag

Espoma® Holly-tone® - 5 oz. bag

The best Organic Fertilizer for Acid-Loving Plants

5 Ounce Bag
Item # 35873

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Espoma® Holly Tone is the spa treatment your acid loving plants have been craving. This balanced 4-3-4 blend delivers the ingredients to change the soil so that it perfectly suits your evergreens and plants that grow better with lower pH. Because this blend is completely natural and organic it contains nothing you haven't seen and nothing engineered in a lab. Holly Tone consists of 4% Nitrogen, 3% Phosphate, 4% Soluble Potash, 3% Calcium, 5% Sulfur, and 895 colony-forming units per gram of helpful microbes. Don't worry about bleaching or burning from this convenient slow release formula, and it is completely safe to use around children and pets. Let your plants meet their full gorgeous potential with Espoma® Holly Tone!


One pound equals approx. 3 cupfuls

Note: Azaleas, rhododendrons and laurel are shallow rooted plants. Keep them mulched and well watered in dry weather. Do not cultivate near them as surface roots may be cut and the plant damaged.


Dig a hole twice as wide and about as deep as the root ball. Discard 1/2 of the soil removed and replace it with good humus. Add one cup Holly-tone® and mix thoroughly.


Established acid-loving plants should be fed twice yearly, spring and late fall. Use half the recommended rate in the fall. If the area to be fed is mulched, it is preferable to remove the mulch, feed, and then restore the mulch on top of the application of plant food. If this is not possible, double all recommended feeding rates.


Trees: 1 lb. of Holly-tone® per inch of trunk diameter. Triple the quantity for diameters three inches and over.

Shrubs: One cupful of Holly-tone® per foot of branch spread. Double the quantity if branch spread is three feet or larger.

Beds: Preparation of new bed - mix 10 lbs. of Holly-tone® per 100 square feet and incorporate into the top four or five inches of soil. Feed established beds 5 lbs. of Holly-tone per 100 square feet.