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August 12, 2017 18:07

Hedge of barberry in the landscaping area

hedge of barberry in all its diversity

What is remarkable, is not always possible to find a barberry with green foliage.Very often in the suburban areas of the family found the bushes with purple leaves, yellow, a lot of varieties, which leaves mottled (in «Kelleris» green with white spots, have «Harlequin» purple with white, gray and pink spots).There is sort of a particularly beautiful, with a gold border around the edge of the green leaf, it is called - «Golden Ring».Flowering barberry - is a spectacle, when the plant is literally strewn with tiny flowers in the shape of bells yellow or orange with splashes of red.But it is not only a pretty wide range of interesting colors barberry.The impressive sizes may be - bushes of different varieties can grow only up to 30 centimeters, or to reach three meters in height.

Even the highest barberry bush would look sloppy if poorly amenable haircut.However, these plants, regardless of variety, perfectly trimmed, long retaining the shape imparted to them.By the way, barberry branch, depending on the varieties are erect ( «Erecta», «Red Pilar») or drooping (most varieties), which gives some scope for design ideas - the width of the hedge depends on the trimming depth.Sometimes the plant initially has a certain form, in particular,

krone dwarf varieties of barberry as development takes the form of a dense hemispherical unlike branchy large bushes.

Hedge of Berberis thunbergii as an option

Despite the fact that in Russia, the most common grade of Berberis vulgaris L. Or, otherwise, Berberis vulgaris, particularly successful as an ornamental plant, he does not enjoy among gardeners.Much more popular a variety, such as barberry «Aurea» Thunberg varieties, rarely grow to a height of more than one and a half meters, but has a beautiful yellow leaves.The only problem with the cultivation of this variety is its number of "vampire" feature - the plant did not tolerate the direct rays of the sun and burn out quickly, which is why it is better to grow in shady places.Hedge of Berberis thunbergii get more successful with the use of this kind, which appeared recently as «Bonanza Gold», which is tolerant to UV light, but in this case, you can count on except that meter fence.

Origin in Berberis thunbergii overseas, even in part, overseas - the cradle of this shrub are the slopes of the mountains in China and Japan.Initially Berberis thunbergii had a dark green foliage, but bred ornamental varieties of this plant got a completely different color of leaves.In particular, varieties of Berberis thunbergii f.Atropurpurea and 'Red Chief' foliage is dark purple, and the variety Berberis thunbergii 'Red King' dense compact krona has a deep red color.Very beautiful cultivar Berberis thunbergii 'Rose Glow', which leaves got pink-red-brown color, and also speckled with white dots and shtrishkami.

Barberry - the subtleties of care

Despite the fact that most varieties of barberry love the sun, as has become clear from the above, there are exceptions.In particular, Berberis thunbergii f.Aurea, which leaves in the sun dry up.But for the most part varieties of barberry with a well-lit areas play a particularly bright colors of leaves.barberry seedlings can be grown by the container, but two ways - with closed or with bare roots.A plant grown by the first method, can be planted in the ground at any time during the growing season .But the second version of the development of the root system is recommended either to hurry up and be planted in early spring, before the buds begin to burst, or wait and start planting in late fall, after the foliage begins to crumble.

Barberry inherently nekompaneyskoe plants and other vegetation in the vicinity of itself does not favor.And because these shrubs planted for landscaping should be away from other plants, at a distance of not less than 1.5 meters.But other family barberry bushes its quite gets.However, the hedge of barberry planted by a certain rule - if necessary, a dense green fence bushes planted four per meter, but if the fence has to be rare, then two.When a group planting is best to dig a trench right, otherwise it is possible to confine the pit 40h40h40 centimeters.

If the soil is acidic, it is required to pour the ashes, in other cases it is useful to add humus and sod land, in moderation - peat.Knowing that winter at the landing site barberry severe, it is better to add superphosphate, the bush will grow stronger and be more resistant.

Barberry easily withstand even long-term drought, but it does not tolerate excess moisture in the soil, especially stagnant - roots necessarily zagniyut.Therefore, in the area where you intend to plant barberry, you need to dig at least a drainage ditch.From the second year after planting, the soil around the bushes of barberry is necessary to loosen with the addition of an integrated feeding and in the spring the plant will be superfluous nitrogen fertilizer, but limited, not more than 30 grams per bucket of water.Watering barberry osuschestvlyae6tsya once a week.From time to time the plant needs pruning sanitation - getting rid of the old and diseased branches.Dwarf varieties were hardly in need of a haircut.In winter, the plant is better to shelter spruce branches and dry fallen leaves of trees, which can be replaced with peat.

Barberry is not only beautiful but also useful plant, its honey is considered to be curative, and I years as an additive for certain dishes like gourmet because of the specific, but very pleasant taste.