The Mottlecah has a shrub- like development. These plants have an erect development; in the lower part they usually show a bare stem, while towards the top they widen to form the crown. The Mottlecah Is medium in size; in spring it assumes a red colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round.
Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight. The Mottlecah can bear minimum temperatures a few degrees below zero; in general during the Spring it would be grown outdoors without any problems, but if the harsh temperatures should go down it is advised to cover it with non-woven fabric.With a particularly windy climate we suggest securing young trees to long solid stakes, to avoid that the wind could bare young and not very developed roots; specimens which are only a few years old might fear intense cold and wind.
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 4-5 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 buckets of water . We advise watering the young specimens, or the recently sheltered ones; the adult specimens usually are satisfied with rain water.
Generally during this time of year we suggest a pre-emptive treatment with wide range insecticide and with a systemic fungicide, to prevent the attack from part of the aphids and the development of fungus diseases, often favoured by a mild and damp climate.
Grow these plants in a dissolved and deep, but well drained soil.
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.