The Inkberry develops like a tree. Growing they develop a round-shape shrub. This plant in the spring, summer, autumn, winter assumes a green colouring; it is small in size and can reach 5 m high. It keeps its leaves in the winter.
For a balanced development, it is best to position the the Inkberry in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight. The Inkberry plant can be grown in the garden throughout the whole year. It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh minimum temperatures.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.
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.
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.
These shrubs favour a soft and deep, but well drained soil.
The Inkberry produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.