Hortense Bella Anna
Hortense Bella Anna has existed in our country since 2012. The plant was created in Eastern countries and spread throughout the world, delighting a large number of people with its beauty.
Hydrangea Bella Anna: variety description
Hortense Bella Anna: photo
It resembles the shape of a tree with strong and straight brownish-green shoots. Branches may drop slightly during flowering. The plant grows no more than 1.5 meters. The crown diameter is no more than 1.3 meters. The plant blooms for about 90 days.
Bright pink spherical flowers appear on young shoots. The dimensions of each flower are 20 cm. During the entire flowering period, hydrangea is bright and beautiful; in hot climates, the petals turn pale pink. The flowers are small with a clear shape. The tips of the petals are sharp, there are 5 of them on one bud. The leaves are light green in color. Veins are clearly visible on the leaf, the shape of a rounded egg. By the end of flowering, they acquire a yellowish tint. The roots are located on the surface.
Tree hydrangea Bella Anna: pros and cons
Hydrangea has the following Benefits:
- The plant is incredibly beautiful and blooms for a very long time, pleasing the eyes of the gardener;
- The flower is often used by landscape designers;
- In different soils, the color and saturation of flowers change;
The plant has, in addition to its advantages, negative moments:
- Hydrangea is picky about the choice of soil;
- Excessive love for regular watering.
Hydrangea Bella Anna: variety care
Hortense Bella Anna: photo
Tree hydrangea pink Bella Anna is very capricious in care, so you should follow certain rules and recommendations.
Basic care includes the following actions:
- At the time of the growing season, it is required to cut off dead shoots;
- Drainage of soil to avoid stagnation of moisture;
- The plant should not be actively exposed to the rays of the sun, it grows best in partial shade;
- Carrying out preventive measures against fungi;
- Pruning shoots in spring by no more than 10 cm;
- When irrigating, you need to slightly acidify the soil.
Hydrangea grows in the Central regions of the Russian Federation, in the Urals, in the south, in the Crimea and in various European countries. Very often, the plant is used by oriental landscape designers.
Resistance to parasites and diseases
The flower is a little sick, it is able to get sick under poor growing conditions. It is necessary to constantly monitor the soil if the plant grows next to water bodies, in containers or flowerpots, since the drainage holes can be clogged.
- With excessive moisture in the soil, hydrangea can suffer from powdery sundew or gray rot... To save the flower, treatment with Fundazol or a similar drug is carried out, initially removing diseased shoots. To process the plant, you need to dilute 10 ml of Fundazol with 10 liters of water. Used for 10 m2 1.5 liters. Processing is carried out twice with an interval of 2 days.
- If the bush has suffered from virus, then it will be easier to remove and burn, as the treatment will not be effective.
- Very often the plant is destroyed snails... They spoil young leaves, emerging shoots and buds. The Thunderstorm remedy will effectively help to cope with pests. The drug must be poured under the bushes.
- To neutralize aphids, you need to make a remedy from soap and pepper, take 2 tablespoons of pepper, which is boiled in 5 liters of liquid. It is necessary to insist the broth for a while. Then 1 liter of solution is taken and diluted with 5 liters of water, pouring another half of a piece of crushed solid soap.
- From spider mite foliage dries out over time. The plant is treated with Fitoverm, you need to take 8 ml of the substance and mix with 1 liter of liquid. It is also effective against thrips, aphids and other parasites.
Hydrangea pink Bella Anna: reproduction
Hortense Bella Anna: photo
- Seed... The seed must be planted in a substrate that reacts weakly to an acidic environment. Seeds are scattered over the soil and then sprayed before the shoots appear. Seedlings are formed in 30 days.
- Bush splitting... In spring or autumn, the hydrangea is completely dug up. The root system is divided into equal parts, leaving at least 3 buds.
- Using cuttings... The process takes place in mid-July. The shoots on the side are removed and planted in a mixture of sand and peat, which are pre-mixed in a 1: 2 ratio. To speed up the process, you need to spray the plant with Zircon, using 1 drop per 0.1 liter of liquid, or you can sprinkle it with Kornevin. The cuttings are placed at a slight slope, gradually moistening the soil. The root system is formed within 3 weeks. To propagate a plant using cuttings, you need to grow stems.
Hydrangea Bella Anna: landing
Hydrangea pink Bella Anna: photo
For planting, you need to create favorable conditions for the plant in advance and choose the right soil. Hydrangea begins to bloom on acidic soil. If you have to plant a plant in an unsuitable place, then 1.5 kg of peat per 1 m2 is previously applied, or you can irrigate the shrub with citric acid using 2 tablespoons per 10 liters of liquid. To help the soil to be constantly acidified, you need to water the plant with a mixture of water and citric acid once every 14 days until the end of the growing season. Hydrangea is planted in mid-April before bud break.
The planting hole needs to be dug 0.5 meters in depth and in breadth. The soil must be mixed with humus and compost and in the middle of the pit make a mound on which the planting material is placed. Elongated shoots from last year and broken roots should be cut in advance. The root system needs to be straightened and the neck of the root deepened by 3 cm. The soil is compacted and irrigated with 2 buckets of liquid. After watering, it is worth to loosen the area near the trunk and lay mulch from pine sawdust and needles.
In order for the Bella Anna tree hydrangea to grow actively, it must be planted according to all the rules.
- Hydrangea needs constant irrigation of the near-stem zone. In the hot summer period, the shrubs are watered with 3 Vedas of warm water. Add a little citric acid or vinegar to soften the water.
- It is worth feeding the plant twice a year, this will help the hydrangea bloom longer. At the beginning of the growing season, the plant is watered with a solution of organic fertilizers or urea, 20 grams of the product is taken per 10 liters of liquid. Under an adult bush, you need to add 3 buckets of infusion. In the autumn, the plant is irrigated with the Lauren complex of minerals, 10 ml of the product is taken per 1 liter of water. Hydrangeas are sprayed with the same remedy in the middle of the growing season. Usually, 20 ml of the product is dissolved in 1 liter of liquid.
- Pruning of bushes is carried out in March, with a slight swelling of the buds. Outdated shoots are cut off at the height of 3 buds, and on the old ones there are 1 each. In the middle of autumn, the inflorescences are removed.
- Before winter, it is necessary to cover the plants with spruce branches, insulate the peri-stem circle, having poured it out in advance. To protect the plant from cold weather, it must be mulched. In frosty areas, hydrangeas are covered with lutrasil, wrapping it around the bushes.