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Inkberry Ilex glabra

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Temperatures InkberrySole pieno
Let's grow the the Inkberry outdoors; they can bear very harsh minimum temperatures, even when many degrees below zero. When the minimum temperatures are very low we can protec the more sensible brushes by covering their roots with dry leaves or straw.Let's grow the the Inkberry in a luminous place, with direct sunlight.

Care Inkberry
As they grow, these plants become the size of a tree. Inkberry Is an evergreen; during spring, summer, autumn, winter iIt assumes a green colouring; the adult specimens are small in size and reach 5 m high. The development is erect, they tend to grow both in height and in width, giving origin to a rounded shrub.

Feed Inkberry
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.

Irrigation InkberryTenere asciutto
We suggest watering the the Inkberry every 2-3 weeks with 1-2 buckets of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. If we decide to grow a specimen of the Inkberry 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.

Adversity Inkberry
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.

Substrate Inkberry
Locate in a soft soil with an accentuated drainage.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
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continental
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mediterranean
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Cultivate Inkberry

After flowering it produces fruits. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area continental mediterranean

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