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Australian honeysuckle Banksia coccinea

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Generalities Australian honeysuckle
Australian honeysuckle Is an evergreen; during spring iIt assumes a redpink colouring; the adult specimens are medium in size and reach 2 m high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub. These plants are shrubs. Fertilization Australian honeysuckle
To obtain a florid development it is important to remember to fertilize our shrubs periodically; in the spring letís use a fertilizer rich in nitrogen and potassium, which will favour the development of new vegetation and of flowerings. We can intervene at the end of the winter, mixing a good dose of slow release organic fertilizer to the soil surrounding our plant. During the spring it is also possible to act periodically, with liquid or powder fertilizers, to add to the water when irrigating, every 20-25 days. Exposure Australian honeysuckleSole pieno
We suggest growing the The Australian honeysuckle In the house or in a warmed greenhouse; when the minimum temperatures go past 15įC it is possible to move them outside. Plant which need at least a few hours a day of solar light.When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw. Watering Australian honeysuckleTenere asciutto
Letís avoid watering the The Australian honeysuckle excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water . If we decide to grow a specimen of the Australian honeysuckle in a container, we should remember that it will have slightly different needs compared to a specimen grown in the ground: we should pay more attention to its water and nutritional needs and check more often for possible development of parassites. Treatments Australian honeysuckle
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 Australian honeysuckle
The Australian honeysuckle favours specific soils for acidophilic plants, with a good drainage.
Climate
peat
sand
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Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
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continental
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2
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mediterranean
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Notes Australian honeysuckle

We suggest cultivating the The Australian honeysuckle in a specific soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
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