For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Ilex altaclarensis in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. During the winter months we can cover a portion of the soil near the roots with dry leaves or other mulch tissue; in this manner we will protect the plant from the harsh climate.The Ilex altaclarensis plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.
Generalities Ilex altaclarensis
Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a yellowgreen colouring; it is small in size and can reach 5 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter. The Ilex altaclarensis develops like a tree.
Fertilization Ilex altaclarensis
Letís remember to fertilize our shrubs often; we can fertilize enriching our soil with manure, at the end of the winter; or we can give it a fertilizer for flowering plants, every 20-25 days, when watering. If the shrubs are large or cover a large area, we can use a slow release granular fertilizer, to be used every 3-4 months. In the spring letís favour fertilizers rich in nitrogen and potassium, to favour the development of a new vegetation and of flowerings.
Watering Ilex altaclarensis
We suggest watering these plants only from time to time, but we must remember to wet the soil deeply using 1-2 buckets of water every 2-3 weeks . Concerning those specimens grown in vases, let's remember that usually they need more watering, compared to the same shrubs placed in the ground. Moreover, they are often more sensible to temperatures, either very high or very low, and to radical apparatus diseases.
Treatments Ilex altaclarensis
The spring weather, with a high temperature swing between the day and night hours, and pretty frequent rains, can favour the development of fungus diseases, which should be treated pre-emptively with a systemic fungicide, to use before the gems grow excessively; at the end of the winter we also suggest a wide range insecticide to prevent the attack of aphids and cochineals. We should always remember to do these treatments when there aren't flowerings in the garden.
Soil Ilex altaclarensis
These shrubs favour a soft and deep, but well drained soil.
Notes Ilex altaclarensis
The Ilex altaclarensis produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.