A tall, slim, fast-growing plant is all about her, about larch. Her genus is not too extensive relative to other shrub plants, which are successfully used as ornamental, it includes up to twenty species groups. All of them are considered characteristic plants of the Northern hemisphere.
Despite the beautiful name, it would seem such a sonorous, larch is still a coniferous plant. True needles kept on the branches of this species as long as the foliage on deciduous species groups, that is, until the onset of the autumn period. In autumn, the needles gradually fall off, and the plant remains naked for the winter.
Needles on larch is not like other conifers. It is very soft to the touch. The needles are collected in bundles of twenty or more pieces each. But it is on short shoots, but on long, needles are located single and the beams do not form.
In the spring, the needles on larch beautiful rich light green color. In the autumn, like the foliage on other trees, the needles turn yellow.
Larch flowering occurs in early spring. Fruits are presented in the form of round cones. They may not be quite round, but slightly stretched out and look more like an egg.
The larch root system is very powerful and goes into the soil layers at a sufficiently deep distance.
Use of larch
The plant is used in ornamental plantings, formed with the purpose of decorating garden and park areas. Larch of various species is best suited to create a hedge.
Planting larch mixed with other cultivated plants used for decorative purposes are very interesting.
Larch will look good in a group planting and creating an alley.
Larch is too picky for soil composition. She does not like poor soil nutrients and prefers fertile species. So larch will not tolerate sandy or near-marsh soils. Sour soil is not on it either. In general, this plant is often called capricious. Best of all larch fit loamy and clay soils. Overwintering the plant well.
Plant larch in late autumn or very early spring, until the period when bud breaks out. Planting pits drip so as to maintain the proper distance between the young plants in the same row, and it is at least two to three meters. Larch will react calmly to transplanting into open ground, I can even say well. Check the plants before you buy. Inspect the root system, trunk and foliage well. Young larch should be strong and healthy. The depth of landing is at least seventy centimeters. And then you can withstand all eighty centimeters. Plant plants in planting pits very carefully, try not to damage the root system. Deeper larch should not be. After planting, do not forget to water larch abundantly.
It should be noted that if you suddenly intend to move your hedge to some other place, then boldly translate your ideas into reality, as the larch will respond well to transplanting even at the age of twenty. Only it is necessary to take into account the special requirements for the choice of location and soil for this ornamental plant.
Regular watering. If summer is hot, then one larch will account for at least fifteen to twenty liters of water, and this is for irrigation, which must be carried out twice a week. You can certainly try limited to one thing at a time.
Loosening is a mandatory procedure only for young plants. It is held not too deep and affects the soil layer, approximately twenty centimeters. We should not forget about the removal of weeds.