The Coigue is a plant which can be grown in the garden year round. During the winter young plants could need a light protection from the wind or cold; when putting the very young specimens, with a thin stem, in shelter, we should provide them with a high stake to keep them erect.For a balanced development of the The Coigue it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.
The Coigue develops like a tree. Coigue isn't an evergreen; during the winter it assumes a green colouring; the adult species are large in size and reach 17 m in height. The Coigue develops growing in height, and develops a bare stem, creating a thick crown.
Trees tend to find a great part of nutrients in the soil, because their roots spread more than ten metres; in any case it is advisable to feed the soil with amendants, to guarantee a good quantity of mineral salts; every 2-3 years, in the spring or autumn, we suggest adding to the soil at the feet of the trunk, about a bucket of mature organic fertilizer.
These plants favour quite regular watering, usually 2-3 buckets of water ; we advise in any case to irrigate every 2-3 weeks , when the soil is dry. The young specimens, recently sheltered, need more cures compared to the adult specimens: as the years go by the development of a good radical apparatus allows the plant to be satisfied with the rain, without needing other waterings.
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
These trees prefer soils for acidophilic plants, which slightly withhold humidity.
The Coigue needs to be cultivated in an acid substratum, with a PH level lower than 5. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.