Hortibark® – Pine

A matured, British pine bark, designed for incorporation into peat-based or peat-free growing media, for the purpose of improving both air-filled porosity and long term structural stability. This product is from FSC Mix Sources at a minimum of 70% and is Soil Association approved.

Key Benefits:

  • The natural durability and stability of pine bark make it the ideal growers’ bark
  • Promotes strong, active rooting by providing high air-filled porosity
  • Reduces winter losses caused by water logging of the root zone
  • Enables up to 45% less peat to be consumed
  • Suitable for ericaceous and non-ericaceous subjects due to low pH
  • Allows complete flexibility of fertilizer additions due to low inherent nutrient content
  • The incorporation of Melcourt Hortibark® Pine can give a measure of pathogen suppression, as has been demonstrated in ADAS/HDC trials with similar materials. Significant control of Fusarium wilt in cyclamen has been identified. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the phenomenon exists for other pathogens, including Botrytis and Pythium
  • Ideal for use in direct sticking media
  • Excellent as an additive to a wide range of peat alternatives


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