The Western sweetshrub should be grown outdoors; it can bear very harsh temperatures without any problems, even many degrees below zero. 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 Western sweetshrub should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight.
Generalities Western sweetshrub
The Western sweetshrub has a shrub- like development. The Western sweetshrub is medium in size and 3 m in height; in the summer it assumes a red colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year. These plants give origin to a brush with a rounded form.
Fertilization Western sweetshrub
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.
Watering Western sweetshrub
During this period of the year the The Western sweetshrub needs regular watering, which should be done letting the soil dry between one watering and the other; let’s irrigate every 2-3 weeks with about 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.
Treatments Western sweetshrub
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.
Soil Western sweetshrub
These plants are planted in a soft, but quite heavy, and not excessively drained soil.
Notes Western sweetshrub
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.