Fertilizer for vine maple and giant chain fern

country_in_the_city(9/15 CA)October 20, 2012

Hi, i get very confused by fertilizers and rarely use them. i think however that i need to fertilize my vine maple and giant chain fern. We've got osmocote, a 4-4-4, azalea fert, citrus fert and rose fert on hand. Are any of those suitable for maple or fern?

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mistascott(7A VA)

Recommended for vine maple: only a top-dress of compost but the Osmocote slow-release with low N-P-K numbers will have a similar effect.

Don't fertilize chain fern. They resent it.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 9:48PM
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mistascott(7A VA)

^You can top-dress the chain fern with compost. But I wouldn't bother with anything else.

    Bookmark   October 25, 2012 at 9:50PM
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