A bubble tree is a blooming perennial shrub that is otherwise called a spirea. This plant is becoming increasingly popular because of its unpretentiousness and excellent decorative qualities. The hedge made of a bubble clapper can become a real decoration of any garden plot. Moreover, in nature there are many varieties of this plant, which differ from each other in the color of leaves and buds.
Planting of the bladder clade, like any other plant, begins with the selection of its permanent growth place. He prefers a well-lit area, but otherwise rather unpretentious. Spirea grows almost throughout the northern hemisphere of the planet and is able to adapt to any kind of soil. The main thing to observe the following condition: the bubblefreak does not like the neighborhood with large dimensional trees.
For planting, it is necessary to dig a hole of such a depth that a layer of fertile soil fits into its bottom, and the root neck of a plant seedling is at ground level. There is no need to resort to the use of any fertilizers in the process of planting, because in the first days of development in the soil the bladder will not be able to assimilate them.
Care of this plant is in timely pruning and regular watering. The only thing that this crop will not be able to endure is drought, therefore, in summer it will be necessary to water the shrubs often. But it should be careful, because water should not fall on the inflorescences and leaves. By the way, watering is best done either early in the morning or in the evening. Pruning is needed for this plant to give it a well-groomed decorative look. If this is not done, then the blister often starts several long branches, losing accuracy. That is why, as they grow, the branches need to be cut with a pruner or a sharp knife, then the plant will be densely and beautifully formed and grow. If you cut a very thick branch, then the cut is best treated with a special tool, it will protect the shrub and promotes rapid healing.
In addition to timely pruning and watering, fertilizer and prevention are necessary. This should be done only once a year, in the spring, when plant growth is most active. As a fertilizer, it is recommended to use manure mixed with a small amount of ammonium nitrate. This composition should be placed under the bush with a small layer, but in such a way that the trunk is not closed. In addition, in the spring the bush should be carefully examined and, if there is such a need, cut painful and dry branches.
Bubblepipe: breeding features
Often gardeners have questions: how does the bladderplot reproduce? How can it be transplanted? Spiraea has a fibrous root system, because of this, it tolerates a transplant to another growth site. It can be done by 2 methods. If you want to simply transplant the plant to another plot, then you need to dig it out with an extremely large lump of soil, try not to destroy it. This method is called transshipment.
If the bush has a painful or weak appearance, then in this case, the coma should be carefully disassembled to inspect the root system. It may have been infected with rot or fungus. The affected roots must be removed by cutting, and the cuts themselves sprinkled with wood ash. After that, the bubble can be planted in the hole, in which the turf ground mixed with sand was poured in advance.
The second, most efficient and easy way to grow this shrub - cuttings. Moreover, this way, instead of the 1st plant, you can get several at once. It is best to do this in late spring or early summer, while the flowering process has not yet begun. Spirea grafting does not differ from reproduction in the same way of other plants.
A sharp knife should cut healthy and strong branches of the shrub, which have about 2-3 internodes, clean them from leaves (so evaporation of moisture is significantly reduced), a little dry and land in calcined and clean sand. When new buds begin to bloom on the cuttings, they can be planted in open ground. It is better to do this next to the plant, from which, in fact, the cuttings were taken.
The young shrub should live sheltered for the first wintering, in this case new plants will appear on the garden plot next spring.
Pruning of the blister: tips and rules
- Despite the fact that the bubble is one of the most undemanding in the care of plants, its development and active growth directly depend on many aspects, one of which is its timely and proper pruning. All types of spire absorb the process well, which makes it possible to make neat bushes with compact and dense crowns from them. Do this plant and molding, and sanitary trim.
- In the process of sanitary pruning, broken and damaged branches are removed. Do it usually in the spring or as needed. In this case, you need to pay attention to the appearance of the plant. Molding is done after the end of the flowering period. Cut the shoots must be 1/2 or 1/3 of the crown. In the 2nd and subsequent years, it is necessary to cut already 2/3 of the magnitude.
- A hedge created from a bladder wall needs to be cut 1-2 times during the growing season, but more often if there is a need. The first haircut should be done in April-May, while the buds have not yet blossomed, and the next - as needed. Sometimes pruning of the blister is made in rejuvenating purposes. At the same time, old shoots must be removed to the base, and the rest - to the place of lateral escape. This pruning should be done in the autumn, when the leaves from the plant will fall off either in early spring, before the spirea blooms. If the species of plants with colored foliage, formed shoots with green leaves, they need to be removed.
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Bubblepipe - unpretentious in growing and beautiful perennial shrub. It does not require special attention and care, but it has a very beautiful and unusual appearance. With proper pruning, it can make an amazing and original decoration of any garden plot!