Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light. If a tree with a very thin trunk is put in shelter, it could be useful to secure it to a solid stake, which can keep it erect, and protect it from the damage caused by strong winds.These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.
Generalities Betula minor
When growing these plants tend to go up, developing very little in width, and they tend to have a columnar development. This plant in the winter assumes a greenwhite colouring; it is large in size and can reach 17 m high. It doesn't keep its leaves in the winter. As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree.
Fertilization Betula minor
Letís fertilize the plants when implanting them, or every 2-3 years, towards the end of the winter or beginning of Autumn. A good quantity of organic fertilizer, such as manure or earthworm humus should be mixed to the soil at the foot of the stem; in this manner we will supply it with a good quantity of nutrients and we will also improve the mixture of the soil.
Watering Betula minor
Letís avoid watering the the Betula minor excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 4-5 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water . We should pay particular attention to those plants which have been recently placed in shelter; during the years, trees develop a cospicuous radical apparatus, and need watering only if the climate is particularly dry.
Treatments Betula minor
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.
Soil Betula minor
These trees need a dissolved soil with an optimum drainage.
Notes Betula minor
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.