Eastern theme is now popular not only in fashion, food and other aspects of our life, but also in gardening. The East, as they say, is a delicate matter, requiring close attention, effort and special knowledge. That is why many gardeners of our country have been actively growing an "eastern" beauty on their sites with a very unusual name - action. The birthplace of this exotic flowering shrub is Japan, China.
Action can surprise gardeners with its almost magical transformation. Watching how from a plain seedlings plant turns into a chic spreading bush, it seems that real magic is happening.
From a large number of types of action in the greening of open ground, the action is rough terry , which is a shrub 1.5-2 m high. The leaves near the bush are opposite, they have an elongated-ovate shape. The color of the leaves of the action, both from the outside and from the back, is dull green. Openwork flowers of action, collected in tassels of inflorescences, reach up to 1.5 cm in diameter. Double flo
Landing of the action
To plant the exotic shrubbery it is necessary to choose a site of the garden inaccessible to drafts. In addition, the place should be protected from exposure to the midday sun, the bright rays of which ruinously affect the harmonious flowering of the action. Decorative shrubs, due to a fairly powerful root system, it is recommended to plant at a distance of at least two and a half meters from each other. The root system of the exotic shrub consists of one or two large roots that can go deep into the ground. In addition, a large number of friable roots, smaller in size, depart from the main ones. Such a structure of the root system of action allows it to easily transfer any transplant.
The culture is beautifully developing on fertile sod-peaty soil. To accommodate exotic shrubs, you must first dig small pits. In the place prepared for the landing of the action, it is necessary to introduce two parts of humus, one part of peat and two parts of sand. It is worth paying attention to the fact that the action does not like excessively acidic soil. If this fact takes place, then after planting it is necessary to bring in each bush of fertilizer: two hundred grams of wood ash and three hundred grams of hydrated lime. Culture does not like too moist soil. Therefore, it is preferable to choose a place with a deep groundwater table.
If the groundwater is located close enough, it is necessary to protect the root system of the exotic shrub. For this, 15 centimeters of sand should be poured onto the bottom of the pit when planting. It will perform the role of drainage.
Maintenance of the
The culture is very responsive to various liquid dressings, which is why one of the main aspects of harmonious cultivation of the action is regular fertilizing of the bush. For these purposes, organic fertilizers such as liquid manure are great. It is necessary to mix it in the proportion of one to ten with water and feed the bush, starting immediately after the spring pruning.
The action is extremely negative about various kinds of weeds growing around it, so the ground must be regularly weeded and loosened. Approximately mid-summer, nitrogen-containing fertilizers begin to be introduced. Towards the end of the season, fertilization with nitrogen content begins to be replaced by phosphate-potassium ones. This will help the exotic shrub safely finish the vegetative period and successfully prepare for the winter.
Special attention should be paid to watering the action. By the way, "oriental beauty" is a drought-resistant plant. That is why, with the usual weather for a given area, the bush should be watered no more often than once a month. The volume of irrigation should not be more than ten liters per bush. If the summer was too warm and arid, then it is necessary to increase the irrigation of the land up to three times a month. At the same time, the amount of irrigation that is twenty liters per bush increases.
After the flowering, the old branches of the action cut into the first lateral branch or to the base.
Wintering the action
Flowering of the action depends on the condition of last year's shoots, so the bush should be carefully prepared for wintering.
For the winter the plants should be ground to a height of twenty centimeters. The branches of the exotic shrub should be bent to the ground and covered with fallen tree leaf. In winter, plants are covered with snow. In the event that a snowy winter falls, the plant is warmed with dry leaves, spruce lapnika, and greenhouse film. When the branches are frozen, the flowering can be restored only for the second or even the third year.
The action is sufficiently resistant to various kinds of pests and diseases.
Shrub is used in both group and single plantings. Action is often used to create nestriguyuschimi hedges.