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Potting soil for cypress sempervirens totems

Hi I have bought some cypress sempervirens totems which I would like to plant in large pots.

I've read they need well drained soil. Would John Innes multipurpose compost and horticultural grit be ok? Any other suggestions please?

Thank you.


  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,440
    Hello @sharanshrubs, I would use 50% J.I. No.3 and 50% multipurpose with perhaps a couple of handfulls of horticultural grit. John Innes No.3 has more 'oomph' in it for long term use in pots for shrubs/small trees etc.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • Im in luck and have all that at home. Going to pot them now. Thank you @Lizzie27!
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,440
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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