During the spring the The Madrone can't stand the cold weather; should the climate be particularly harsh, with minimum night-time temperatures some degrees below zero, let's cover our plant with non-woven fabric. During the winter months we can cover a portion of the soil near the roots with dry leaves or other mulch tissue; in this manner we will protect the plant from the harsh climate.For a balanced development of the The Madrone it is advisable to locate it in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.
The Madrone develops like a tree. This plant in the winter assumes a red colouring; it is medium in size and can reach 8 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub.
Letís remember to fertilize our shrubs often; we can fertilize enriching our soil with manure, at the end of the winter; or we can give it a fertilizer for flowering plants, every 20-25 days, when watering. If the shrubs are large or cover a large area, we can use a slow release granular fertilizer, to be used every 3-4 months. In the spring letís favour fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour the development of a new vegetation and of flowerings.
Letís water these plants only when the substratum is clearly dry using 1-2 buckets of water ; during this period of the year we should intervene every 2-3 weeks , or even less if the weather is rainy. Concerning those specimens grown in vases, let's remember that usually they need more watering, compared to the same shrubs placed in the ground. Moreover, they are often more sensible to temperatures, either very high or very low, and to radical apparatus diseases.
These shrubs favour a soft and deep, but well drained soil.
Cultivate - Madrone
The Madrone produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.