Landscape design lessons: hydrangea tree, planting and care
Among the indisputable plant-favorites that adornfront gardens and garden areas, hydrangea confidently takes first place. This shrub, numbering more than a dozen varieties, looks great both as a hedge and as an independent decorative element. Especially spectacular are hydrangeas-trees with lush inflorescences in the form of balls of snow-white, tender pink, bright blue flowers.
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Growth of culture in Asian countries. The hydrangea in America, and also in some areas of Russia and the Far East, has perfectly taken root. In botany, the culture is called Hydrangea - "water-loving" (literally - "a vessel filled with water"). This is connected with the shape of the seed capsules, and with a special traction of the plant to moisture. There are species such as hydrangea large-leaved, potted, tree-like, winding, paniculate, and others. Each of them has its own peculiarities and is magnificent in its own way.
Care of the plant
But back to our beauty. It reproduces mostly by cuttings, streaming - it's easier and easier than dealing with seeds. It is not only acidity and moisture that are important. Still it takes enough sun, because the plant loves light and warmth. However, even in the scattered penumbra this species feels great. The only thing that really bites the bush is frosts. Therefore, in winter, the hydrangea should be insulated, sprinkling with branches of fir, straw or by digging the cut rods into the snow. And in the hot season the hydrangea is tree-like, the photo of which is represented here, needs systematic watering.
Cuttings are suitable for healthy processes with a goodroot system, flexible, with green, not ligneous skin. They are planted in pits with a width of 60 cm, and depth - about 50 cm. This is done in the early spring before the movement of juices. Shrubs are formed at the age of 4 years, gradually turning into a tree in the height of one and a half meters. To abundantly bloom hydrangea tree, pruning is required every year. Flowering begins around mid-summer.
Look after your garden, let it please you at any time of the year!