Plants for Alkaline Soils

Soils that are derived from limestone or those overlying marl favor the growth of certain plants. A neutral reaction may be satisfactory for some plants, but the addition of lime will increase the alkalinity that can enhance their health and well-being, not to mention flowering. The following list, while biased toward warm climate plants, has many suggestions for plants that thrive in more alkaline soils.

Trees, Plants, and Shrubs for Alkaline Soils

Trees Shrubs Vines Herbaceous Plants
Agonis flexuosa
Albizzia lebbek
Annona cherimola
Colvillea racemes
Dopsyros kaki
Eriobotrya japonica
Eucalyptus (species)
Ficus (species)
Juglans (species)
Juniperus (check species)
Olea europaea
Persea (species)
Populus (species)
Quercus ilex
Phytolacca dioica
Pittosporum (species)
Schinus (species)
Taxodium mucronatum
Tipuana tipu
Ulmus crassifolia


Aloe (species)
Berberis (species)
Buxus microphyllia
Callistemon (species)
Cassia artemisioides
Chaenomeles japonica
Cistus (species)
Coronilla glauca
Cotoneaster (species)
Daphniphyllum humile
Elaeagnus pungens
Erica melanthera
Euonymus japonicus
Fallugia paradox
Feijoa sellowiana
Fouquerieria splendens
Gardenia thunbergia
Halimum (species)
Ilex vomitoria
Juniperus (check species)
Lantana (species)
Laurus nobilis
Lavandula officinalis
Leucophyllum texanum
Ligustrum (species)
Lippia ligustrina
Medicago arborea
Mysrine Africana
Myrtus communis
Nerium oleander
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Poinciana gilliesi
Prunus ilicifolia
Prunus lyoni
Punica granatum
Pyracantha (species)
Rhus (species)
Sophora secundiflora
Spartium junceum
Syringa persica
Thyrallis glauca
Thevetia nereifolia
Virburnum (species)
Clematis (species)
Hardenbergia (species)
Lonicera halliana
Mandevilla suaveolens
Phaseolus (species)
Sollya heterophylla
Aethionema coridfolium
Anemone japonica
Arenaria balearica
Aster amellus
Bourvardia humboldti
Calendula officinalis
Callistephus chinensis
Centaurea (species)
Chrysanthemum (species)
Cumbalaria muralis
Dianthus (species)
Erodium chamaedryoides
Erodium chrysanthum
Gypsophila elegans
Hedera helix
Heuchera sanguinea
Hunnemannia fumariaefolia
Iris alata
Iris japonica
Iris unguicularis
Iris xiphium
Lathyrus odoratus
Lilium candidum
Lilium henryi
Lilium regale
Nicotiana alata
Oenothera (species)
Pelargonium (species)
Pellaea andromedaefolia
Pteris serrulata
Salpiglossis sinuata
Scabiosa (species)
Sempervivum (species)
Senecio cineraria
Stanleya pinnata
Thymus (species)
Tropaeolum (species)
Tulbaghia violacea
Verbena (species)
Vinca (species)
Zephyranthes candida
Zinnia elegans

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