Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of sunlight. To prevent damage caused by the cold temperatures, during the months with definately harsh minimum temperatures, we can protect the shrubs by covering the soil around the stem with straw or dry leaves.The Strawberry tree 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.
Care Strawberry tree
These plants have a sapling deportment, with a short stem with a small roundish crown. The Strawberry tree Is small in size; in autumn it assumes a red colouring. These are evergreen plants, which means they keep their leaves year round. The Strawberry tree develops in an erect manner and, as the years go by, becomes a tree.
Feed Strawberry tree
Shrubs develop new shoots and prepare their flowers during the spring period, therefore we must remember, by the end of the winter, to give it a good dose of humus or mature manure, or granular slow release fertilizer, to be added to the soil at the foot of the plant. During the spring we can choose a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, to mix with the irrigating water, every 20-25 days.
Irrigation Strawberry tree
Watering takes place only when the soil has been dry for days, usually every 2-3 weeks can be enough; if the climate is particularly hot we can slightly intensify the irrigations, using 1-2 buckets of water . If we want to grow these plants in a vase, we should water them a bit more often, compared to plants cultivated in the ground; Every 2-3 years we should renew the substratum in the vase, or enrich with organic amender.
Adversity Strawberry tree
Substrate Strawberry tree
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.
Cultivate Strawberry tree
The Strawberry tree produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.