The Original Acid Loving Plant Food. Espoma Holly-Tone is the #1 choice for hollies, azaleas, evergreens, rhododendron and other acid-loving plants. Rich in natural organics, it breaks down slowly for a steady, continuous feeding.
• Formulated for acid-loving plants
• A complex blend of 100% natural organics
• Enhanced with Bio-Tone beneficial microbes
• Long-lasting, slow release — Will not burn or leach away
• Environmentally safe — NO sludges, hazardous or toxic ingredients
• Safe for people, pets and the environment
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
One pound equals approximately 3 cupfuls.
Planting: Dig hole larger than root of plant so that roots can spread naturally. Discard 1/3 of the soil remove and replace it with good humus. Add one cup Holly-Tone and mix thoroughly.
Feeding – 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: Use 1 lb. per inch of trunk diameter. Triple the quantity for diameters three inches and over.
Shrubs: Add one cup per foot of branch spread. Double the quantity if branch spread is three feet or larger.
Beds: Preparation of new bed – mix 10 lbs. per 100 square feet and incorporate into the top four or five inches of soil. Feed established beds 5 lbs. per 100 square feet.
Ingredients: Hydrolyzed feather meal, pasteurized poultry manure, cocoa meal, bone meal, alfalfa meal, greensand, humates, sulfate of potash and sulfate of potash magnesia.