Rosehip is represented by a shrub plant of the Rosaceae family. It reaches a height of two meters.
Rosehip is distinguished by thin branches, covered with glossy brown bark with a reddish tint.
The branches are equipped with spikes, which are arranged in pairs at the very base of the leaves. The leaves are elongated, covered with small bluish with a green shade of hairs.
In the period of flowering appear beautiful pinkish or dark red flowers. They are single or gathered in inflorescences of two - three flowers in each.
The flowering period takes place in May - June.
After the flowering period, and the hips appear, we can observe small balls of red or orange color. The skin of the fruit is smooth, glossy.
The period of fructification falls on August - September.
Bush rose is considered long-liver. Its age can reach four hundred years.
Rosehip is a very common plant, both in the territory of our country and in the territories of Belarus, Ukraine, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and a number of other countries.
This plant grows in forest areas, on forest edges, meadows, it feels particularly good in the armholes of the rivers.
Application of wild rose
Rosehips are very rich in vitamins and trace elements, especially vitamin C. Accordingly, the plant is widely used as a medicinal. Infusion of wild rose berries is regularly consumed inside to raise the tone of the body and strengthen the immune system.
In addition, the shrub is applicable for the implementation of interesting design decisions in relation to the land, that is, in landscape design.
Shipovniktak is beautiful and original during the flowering period, which will perfectly complement any group composition with both deciduous and coniferous plants.
You can plant wild rose bushes around the perimeter of the plot and get an excellent hedge that will be pleasing to the eye and will give you very useful, as it turned out, fruits during the fruiting period.
Briar is not a very expensive crop, so you can easily afford to plant a thick plant and get excellent protection for a plant with spikes.
Planting rose hips
Planting wild rose is held in early spring or autumn before the onset of cold weather.
The plant is very fond of well-lit area, well warmed up in the spring and summer. Rosehip is also a moisture-loving plant.
When choosing a site for landing, stop on a flat terrain or gentle slope, open to the sun's rays from all sides.
In order to successfully plant, prepare the soil in advance. In the summer period, dig the ground under the briar and mix the top soil layer with manure (up to ten to twelve kilograms of manure is taken per square meter). Then, up to the winter periodically dig the ground so that it does not lie down strongly. Clean it from weed sprouts.
In the fall you can land. To do this, dig planting pits, which should be fifty centimeters wide, and reach thirty centimeters in depth. The distance between the landings in the same row, observe at least one meter. If you are thinking of planting two or three-row hedges, the aisles must be at least three meters.
Just before planting add humus to the pit. Everything, you can land. The depth of the plant is carried out at three to five centimeters.
It is not necessary to buy whole shrubs, you can propagate dogrose seeds, grafts or cuttings.
Caring for wild rose bushes includes regular, at least once every two - three weeks, watering. Loosening the soil to a depth of ten centimeters. Removal of weeds and the introduction of additional fertilizers in the process of plant growth and development.
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Loosening very carefully. Loosen the soil directly in front of the trunk no more than three to four centimeters deep. Be careful with the roots.