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Westland John Innes Ericaceous Compost

Westland John Innes Ericaceous Compost strong healthy ericaceous plants for life. Developed specially to help all acid loving (lime hating) plants bloom & thrive.

  • Perfect for rhododendrons, azaleas & camellias
  • Prevents leaf yellowing
  • Added iron for greener leaves
  • No Green Waste
  • Available size: 35L

Why use?

John Innes composts were developed over 50 years ago and are based on a traditional recipe of loam, peat and horticultural grit with added nutrients. John Innes Ericaceous Compost is a loam based compost which is a naturally reduced peat mix. It is specifically designed for use with all acid loving plants.

What are Ericaceous plants?

Ericaceous plants are those which prefer acid soil conditions. For example: Rhododendron, Camellia, Azalea, Conifers, Magnolias, Acers, Heathers, Pieris, Skimmia, Berberia, Blueberries and Hydrangeas.

The benefits of added Iron

Acid loving plants need an extra boost of Iron to assist with the formation of Chlorophyll. This in turn keeps leaves green and healthy. It also is necessary for some enzyme functions such as energy production.

When to Use?

Use all year round January to December

How to Use?


Cut & remove non flowering 10cm shoot. Trim to leave top two pairs of leaves.

Dip in rooting gel.  Insert firmly into compost, water and place in poly bag, in warm spot away form direct sunlight.                                         


Thoroughly water the plant, gently tap the pot to remove, shake off losse compost.

Place plant in new pot with new compost, fill gaps with new compost, firm down with water.   

Planting out

Dig a hole approx twice the depth and diameter of the root ball.

Place plant in hole with new compost, fill gaps with new compost, firm down and water.



Use in a well-ventilated place and avoid breathing dust

Always wear gloves when gardening and wash hands after use

Store in a frost-free place and away from weed killers and other garden chemicals.

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