Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay

This site closely relates to an H3 soil type – deep bleached siliceous sand. H3 soil types have a very thick bleached sand over a brown slightly more clayey subsoil, and calcareous with depth.

Soils pH is neutral at the surface, becoming alkaline at depth. Rooting depth is approximately 60cm. H3 soils can be limited by low nutrient status and retention capacity. Seedling emergence can be reduced in drier seasons by water repellence.

Further information on H3 soils can be found on page 208 of The Soils of Southern South Australia, Part 1 or Part 2.

Detailed representative soil profile data is available for more than 1100 locations around South Australia and can be accessed through Nature Maps, with a handy guide for using data sheets also available. A localised soil characterisation site data sheet provides indicative chemical analysis of an H3 soil type.

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay summed chart

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay summed chart

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay stacked chart

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay stacked chart

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay soil temperature chart

Langhorne Creek Sandy Rise – Deep Sand over Clay soil temperature chart