The Colletia armata has a shrub- like development. These plants have an erect development; in the lower part they usually show a bare stem, while towards the top they widen to form the crown. The Colletia armata is medium in size and 3 m in height; in the autumn it assumes a redwhite colouring. These plants aren't evergreens, which means they lose their leaves some months during the year.
Exposure Colletia armata
the Colletia armata should be grown in a bright place, with direct sunlight. These plants don't agree with cold temperatures during this time of year. They can be grown outside.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.
Watering Colletia armata
Water rarely, about once every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , keeping the soil dry for a few days before watering again; when wetting we suggest avoiding surpluses, however to wet the soil deep down. 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 Colletia armata
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 Colletia armata
For these shrubs it’s necessary to choose a rich and deep substratum , which presents an excellent drainage.
Notes Colletia armata
There aren't any notes. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.