Soil Ph and nurtient availability
Not all nutients are available at lower or higher Ph levels. For example
Phosphorus (P): Availability is strongly influenced by soil pH. Availability of P is maximized when soil pH is between5.5 and 7.5. Acid soil conditions (especially I copied this from a web site, but understand the basic idea. The P is not available for the plant.
So my question is--- If you have a plant that needs an acid soil, like conifers etc, how does the plant handle the fact that the P is not avaiable?
Here is a link that might be useful: SOIL Ph and nutrient availability