Sakura — rules of care and cultivation on the site
Sakura is an unpretentious plant, it easily adapts to a wide range of soils. Grows well on drained loam, sod-podzolic, sandy loam and other light soils. However, soils with a high alkaline reaction should be avoided — on them the leaves of the plant quickly turn yellow due to chlorosis.
The rooted sakura bush is very tenacious, resistant to low temperatures, drought and does not require serious care. It is only important to follow simple agrotechnical rules when planting in order to allow the plant to take root and develop the root system.
Site selection and lighting
Sakura does not tolerate transplanting well, so you need to take care of finding a permanent place in advance. The plant develops even in conditions of partial shade, but with a lack of sunlight it grows very slowly. In order to reach its full potential, it is better to choose well-lit areas in your garden. Growing in the open sun, sakura will delight with lush flowering and a bountiful harvest.
What sakura do not like is the cold wind. The landing site must be protected from drafts. It is best if it is at least on one side covered by the walls of buildings or a fence.
When to plant
The best time for planting in open ground is spring, after the soil has thawed. Planting seedlings with a closed root system is possible in the fall. But there is a big risk that the plant will not have time to take root before the onset of frost, especially if the winter is cold and with little snow.
Landing in open ground occurs as follows:
- dig a hole about twice the size of the root ball;
- the excavated earth is mixed with a bucket of humus. Add 0.5 kg of ash, 0.3 kg of superphosphate;
- the seedling is placed in the center of the hole. The root neck must be at the level of the soil;
- the roots are covered with the prepared soil mixture;
- pour a bucket of water under the bush;
- the soil around the hole is mulched. Suitable sawdust, crushed bark, pieces of peat.
Previously, in the selected area, you need to loosen the soil, remove weeds. If groundwater is present in the soil, it is advisable to lay out a layer of expanded clay or crushed stone for drainage at the bottom of the pit.
The distance between the seedlings should be at least 1.5 meters, then the growing bushes will not interfere with each other. But if we are talking about creating a hedge or border, the distance is reduced to half a meter.
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Post published: 25.03
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