These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the The fiddlewood with non-woven fabric. When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.Let's grow the The fiddlewood in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.
These plants are shrubs. This plant in the summer assumes a purplered colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 3 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development.
To obtain a florid development it is important to remember to fertilize our shrubs periodically; in the spring letís use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, which will favour the development of new vegetation and of flowerings. We can intervene at the end of the winter, mixing a good dose of slow release organic fertilizer to the soil surrounding our plant. During the spring it is also possible to act periodically, with liquid or powder fertilizers, to add to the water when irrigating, every 20-25 days.
We suggest watering the The fiddlewood every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. If we decide to grow a specimen of the fiddlewood in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites.
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.
Locate in a soft soil with an accentuated drainage.
The fiddlewood is scented. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.