When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw. Avoid excessively sunny places; we suggest to put the The in a partially shady spot.These plants aren't afraid of the cold weather and can be grwon in the garden throughout the whole 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 2-3 weeks , wetting the soil deeply with about 1-2 buckets of water ,but waiting for the substratum to dry completely between one watering and another; 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.
This page concerns the weather mediterranean it is possible to choose another climate area alpine continental