When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw. For a balanced development, it is best to position the The Salal in a partially shady place, where it can enjoy direct sunlight only during the coolest hours of the day.These plants don't fear the cold weather and therefore can be grown in the garden during any time of year.
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.
The Salal has a panel-like development, therefore it tends to widen very much. These plants are shrubs. Salal Is an evergreen; during summer iIt assumes a pink colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 80 cm high.
Water regularly, every The , wetting the ground deeply with 1-2 buckets of water , always waiting for the soil to be dry before watering; avoid leaving stagnant water. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Salal 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.
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.
The Salal prefers quite drained soils, with a low PH.
After flowering, fruits come. They need to be cultivated in a soil for acidophilic plants. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.
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