Holly-Tone by Espoma is the original natural & organic fertilizer for all acid loving plants. Number one choice for feeding hollies, azaleas, camellias, evergreens, dogwoods, rhododendrons & more. Grow larger plants with deeper green color and blooms with more vibrant color as a result. Provides long lasting, slow-release feeding with exclusive Bio-tone microbes.
Feed plants in the Spring and in late Fall at half the Spring rate. Blooming evergreens, like azaleas and rhododendrons, are best fed in the Spring at the first hint of bloom color. When feeding berry crops, feed twice, once in early Spring and second in late Spring (about 45-60 days apart). Most importantly, never apply to frozen soils.
When applying Holly-Tone to shrubs, sprinkle the recommended amount around the drip line and water thoroughly. If the area is mulched either temporarily remove the mulch and feed or double the rate on top of the mulch. When applying to trees, dig 3″ wide holes around the drip line that are 12-18″ deep & 2-3' apart, divide the fertilizer evenly and pour into the holes. Then back-fill the holes with soil and water thoroughly.
How Much To Use Guide:
|Use 1 lb. per inch of the trunk diameter. When the diameter is 3 inches or larger, triple the quantity.|
|Use 1 cup per foot of branch spread (The diameter of the shrub from left to right side). When the branch spread is three feet or larger, double the quantity.|
|New Bed:||Established Bed:|
|Mix 10 lbs. per 100 sq. ft. and incorporate into the top 4″ or 5″ inches of soil.||Mix 5 lbs. per 100 sq. ft.|
|Potted Plants (Containers):|
|New Plants:||Established Plants:|
|When preparing new soil for plants, mix 2 cups of Holly-tone per cubic foot of soil (1.5 tbsp. per quart.)||Sprinkle 1 tsp. of Holly-tone for each 3″ of pot diameter into the soil along the outer edge of the pot. Water thoroughly.|
Holly-Tone can be used on all acid loving plants, trees and shrubs including:
*Arborvitae & Boxwood are evergreens that do not require acid soils. We recommend Plant-tone for these.
Holly-Tone is available for both in store pickup or delivery.