Hortensia in Siberia: planting and caring for an ornamental plant
Hortense is a magnificent shrub. It can decorate the dacha area if it is placed next to a gazebo, a place for rest, a veranda. He is famous for the beauty of his spherical inflorescences, which can have a white, lilac or pink color. As far as the hydrangea tree in Siberia can be beautiful, the photo clearly demonstrates. It blossoms long enough: from June to October.
Description of the plant
The plant is a perennial. It belongs to the Hortensian family, which numbers more than eighty species. The height of the shrub reaches from 1.5 to 2 meters. When flowering ends, fruit-boxes are formed. The seeds germinate in them. The plant comes from China, very thermophilic. For breeding in Russia only a few of its varieties are suitable. The tree-shaped hydrangea "Anabel" and the "eternal summer" variety are very beautiful. The latter variety is unique due to its colors. They can have a blue or pink color, depending on the acidity of the soil.
Reproduction of Hydrangeas
The plant multiplies in several ways: Cuttings, cuttings and bush division. To better take root hydrangea garden in Siberia, it is bred with layers. This is done very simply. It is enough to prepare a hole in advance, then bend to the ground an annual shoot of the bush and pin it down so that it does not rise. You can slightly dig it. At the same time, it is necessary to leave the upper part of it at least twenty centimeters. A year later, a rooted escape should be cut off from the main bush. Then, together with a lump of earth, he is transferred to a new place, where he will grow permanently. Between plants should be a distance of one to one and a half meters. For the first time the hydrangea starts to bloom for 4 years.
Fertilizing fertilizers, watering and pests
Requires regular hydration. In Siberia, the planting and care of this ornamental flower shrub include the introduction of peat (during the planting of seedlings in spring), humus. Once a summer, the plant must be watered with manure slurry and complex mineral fertilizer. Shrub can be supplied once a month with a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Autumn is superphosphate.
Since hydrangeas are very hygrophilous, in Siberiaplanting and care for her are accompanied by regular watering. The plant prefers the soil fertile, sour, friable. The site should be selected light and protected from winds. In spring, they trim the last year's shoots so that the bushes bloom more luxuriantly.
There are pests from which the hydrangea suffers. In Siberia, planting and care involves protecting the plant from spider mites and aphids. To do this, you need to monitor the condition of the leaves of the bush, if necessary, treat it with special chemicals or collect insects manually. Among the most dangerous diseases of plants, it is possible to distinguish false powdery mildew.
So that the hydrangea does not become frozen in Siberia, planting andcare requires special preparation. The plant is covered. The soil around the bushes is covered with sawdust or peat, the layer should be from six to seven centimeters. In the spring, the land must be cleared of mulch, but not completely. Do not worry if the upper part of the shoots suffers from frost. During the summer period they will quickly grow back.