Honeysuckle - is a perennial shrub, usually thickly growing and reaching a height of four meters. However, the individual characteristic of the plant depends on what kind of honeysuckle we mean.
Mostly all varieties are characterized by small fragrant flowers of different color variations.
Flowering and fruiting begins not in the first year of planting, but only in the fourth - fifth years of growth.
Consider the two varieties of honeysuckle, which are often found in gardens as forest decoration elements - forest and Tatar.
And so, forest honeysuckle
Forest honeysuckle is also called ordinary honeysuckle. It is a medium-sized shrub, reaching a height of one and a half meters. The main difference of this plant is very thin branches of light gray color. In winter, gray kidneys with a sharp tip are also a hallmark.
The flowering period of forest honeysuckle occurs in late spring, and may begin in early summer, if spring is cold.
The berries of this variety are honeysuckle bitter in taste and not eaten. They are distinguished by the bright red color of the peel and the fact that they grow by two, as if growing together by a part of the surface of the fruit.
The fruiting period is July.
This variety of honeysuckle characteristic of Siberia from the Urals. Coniferous-deciduous and broad-leaved forests - this is the usual habitat of forest honeysuckle. From here and the name of the variety.
The second grade of honeysuckle is Tatar honeysuckle. It is presented in the form of a shrub plant, which can reach a height of three meters.
The shoots are distinguished by a yellow tinge of the bark and have very small dark lentils on themselves. In old twigs bark can be gray.
The flowers of this variety of honeysuckle in length are about two centimeters. Color petals white or pink.
The flowering period is in May - June.
Fruits can be observed in July. They are red, spherical.
Tatar honeysuckle is widespread in Russia, most often it can be found in Siberia.
Use of forest honeysuckle and Tatar honeysuckle
Since the berries of these plants are not used for food, the shrubs are planted only for the implementation of decorating ideas. As an element of decor in landscape design, forest honeysuckle and Tatar honeysuckle really do not look bad.
Often performed group landing. This is due to the beautiful color content of foliage and petals. However, the hedgehog of honeysuckle will look just great. You can very successfully combine the Tatar honeysuckle and flattering among themselves or with other types of shrub plants, which are distinguished by a poorer foliage color. Playing on contrasts, you will successfully select plant species for your living fence and model it.
Planting honeysuckle forest and honeysuckle Tatar
Honeysuckle planting is best carried out around the perimeter of the entire site. You can also plant the plants in small groups. The distance between them should be up to one and a half meters. If you want a dense wall of a bush, then the interval should be reduced to half a meter.
Soil plants fit almost any. The main condition for her is that she must be moisture-consuming. However, stagnation of water is not a good sign and will affect the roots badly. Therefore, the water supply must be carefully monitored.
Plant young shrubs in the fall. If you planted them in the spring, then they will adapt worse.
In order to ensure the process of pollination, should be planted several varietal groups of plants.
Choose the correct planting material. It is better that it consists of two to three summer bushes with a root system that is at least twenty-five centimeters in length and with branches. The latter may be four or five.
Before landing it is worth preparing landing pits. They should go to a depth of up to fifty centimeters, and be at least forty centimeters wide.
After the pit has been dug, fertilizer should be added to it. It is also possible to prepare a mixture of nutrients from organic fertilizers, superphosphate (take it not more than two hundred grams) and potash salt (thirty-five to forty grams will be enough).
Now everything is ready, it is possible to plant, and after abundant watering.
Determination of the clamping of the forest and honeysuckle Tatar
Not too different from caring for other shrubs. Regular watering, loosening once or twice over the entire summer period, removing weeds and pruning damaged, old and dried branches. It is also important to monitor the health status of honeysuckle forest and honeysuckle Tatar. This is a very insignificant set of works, by conducting which you can ensure that well-kept, beautiful, and therefore healthy plants are on your site, which perfectly complement the overall look of your designer picture.