Juniper Tamariscifolia: description and photo, growing rules
The article presents the Tamariscifolia juniper: description and photo, complete instructions for growing.
Juniper Tamariscifolia: general information about the variety
Juniper Tamaristsifolia: photo in landscape design
Juniper Tamarisfocilia is a perennial coniferous plant and does not belong to a hybrid origin, but to a full-fledged variety. Cossack juniper Tamarisfocilia has high drought resistance and frost resistance, therefore it can withstand various changes in the weather. The variety is resistant to frost down to -35 degrees, the temperature below will have a bad effect on the plant.
Juniper Tamarisfocilia today is a very popular variety that almost every gardener uses to decorate his garden. In order for the culture to grow beautiful and healthy, it is necessary to take care of it, as well as to plant it correctly. You will learn about all this in the article.
Juniper Tamariscifolia: variety description
Juniper Tamariscifolia: photo
Juniper Tamarisphocilia grows at a rather slow pace, during the season the plant can add about two centimeters, no more. After the plant reaches its maximum height, it will stop growing upward altogether, but will continue in width. This usually occurs at the age of 10-12 years, the maximum height reaches 40 centimeters. Many gardeners believe that this is an advantage of this variety, since it does not need to be formed, and even if the juniper was given a non-standard shape, it will not disappear and will remain for a long time.
The needles of a juniper of the Tamarisfocilia variety are small and have a slight sharpening at the end, but the needles are hard enough, so it is possible to hurt yourself. It has a light green color, but sometimes it can be green with a blue tint, which can be seen in the sun. Culture cones have a rounded shape, they are small in size, about 60-80 millimeters. Young cones, like the needles of a light green color, but with the age of the plant, the color of the cones changes, and become bluish in color, and a layer of blue bloom will appear on them.
This variety does not require any special maintenance and grows well in various soils, for example, on rocky or sandy soil. It should be noted that, despite its high drought resistance, the variety does not tolerate excess moisture and cannot develop in swampy soil. In such soil, he will simply die.
Note: The landing site should be well lit from all directions, and there should be no groundwater and swamps near it.
Juniper Tamaristsifolia: photo on the site
Since the variety grows in width and forms a kind of elongated canvas, it is called a horizontal juniper. The variety is often planted in a flower bed, lawn, it looks great and decorates the territory. Also a frequent use is the zoning of the territory using this variety.
Juniper Tamarisfocilia can be used as a living boundary of the territory, that is, a small fence. This variety gets along well with absolutely all plants, so it can be used in various combinations.Designers who decorate big fortunes often do this by combining different crops or different varieties of juniper, which looks very impressive. Plants of a yellow, red or orange hue will perfectly combine with the green-blue needles of Tamarisphocylia. Juniper Tamarisfocilia can grow on the site for many years, but this will only happen with proper care.
Note: This variety has one negative side - it is that its berries are poisonous, so it is better not to plant the variety if you have a small child.
General information about boarding
This variety is photophilous and thermophilic, so the place should be well lit and not have any shading. There should be a distance between crops, about 60-200 centimeters, it depends on how large the planting material is. In any case, the distance should be sufficient, as the juniper will become wider and wider every year.
The more planting material, the larger the hole should be. Usually, for a small bush, they dig a hole about 60 centimeters deep, for an adult, about 80 centimeters.
Note: Do not forget about moderate watering, as excess moisture will badly affect the juniper.
It is also recommended not to tempt fate and prevent the soil from drying out. Top dressing should also be applied 2-4 times a year.
If Tamarisfocilia is well looked after, it will delight the gardener with its beauty.
Preparation of planting material, place and soil
Before planting, you need to prepare the planting material. First you need to pay attention to the roots, if the root system is open, then the planting material is planted in open ground in the first half of September. The root system of the plant must be healthy and free of signs of disease. Before planting, the root system of Tamarisfocilia is placed in water of medium temperature for 180-210 minutes, and then treated with a rooting agent. Or you can immediately add the rooting agent to the water and soak for 180-210 minutes, there is no difference.
Note: The average adult height of the cultivar is 40 centimeters.
Juniper planting should be carried out in prepared soil. Firstly, the place for planting should be suitable for the variety, that is, it should be well lit, at best, this place should be on an elevation. It is also worth considering the presence of groundwater, since the roots should not come into contact with them.
This variety is not picky about the type of soil, so planting can be carried out in any soil, just not in swampy areas. Sandy, neutral, slightly acidic soil is perfect for planting. Do not forget about the illuminated place, since only in this case the plant will fully develop.
- First you need to prepare a pit. The pit should be about 65 centimeters wide and about 55-65 centimeters deep.
- Expanded clay or broken brick should be poured into the pit, the layer should be 15 centimeters. This material will serve as good drainage, which will repel excess moisture from the root system.
- A mixture of peat, sand and sod must be poured over the drainage.
If the gardener decided to make a small fence out of juniper, then the distance between crops should be about 60-80 centimeters. If the landing is single, then the landing should be made at a large distance of 2-3 meters, depending on the size of your site.
Watering and fertilizing
Regular and abundant watering should be carried out only 7-15 days after planting, then watering depends only on the condition of the soil. The ideal option for the plant would be a little watering in the form of rain. Rain does not affect the plant in any way, even heavy and prolonged rains. But at the same time, the variety simply does not tolerate swampy terrain and cannot develop there. Otherwise, the plant dies. Usually, the juniper is watered only 2-3 times during the whole season.
Fertilization is important enough for Tamarisfocilia.With the onset of spring, it is necessary to use mineral fertilizing. In the second half of April or in the first half of May, Fertik is used. For this, the drug in an amount of 10 grams is stirred in 5 liters of warm water.
Pruning and shaping the crown
The growth of the Tamarisfocilia juniper is very slow, so pruning is very rare. It is still necessary to shorten the plant for its own convenience and for better development. Also, the culture will become more tidy and look sleeker.
In juniper, dry and old shoots, as well as faded branches, should be cut off. Pruning must be done carefully so as not to injure the plant. It is necessary to cut off the tips a little, this is how the new shape will appear.
After pruning, you need to cover the cuts with garden var.
Plant formation may or may not be done. To shape, you need to cut off the tips a little, this is how the new shape will appear.
Formation depends only on the imagination of the gardener. If he wants an ordinary canvas, then the juniper is not touched, and if he wants to form any pattern, then the formation is carried out.
Choosing the right place, preparing it, as well as preparing the planting material, is not all. Also has to take care of and some work to be done.
It is necessary to mulch the soil immediately after planting the seedling. Peat, soil, hay or straw are used for mulching. Mulching allows you to keep moisture and warmth in the soil. The mulching layer depends only on the season. The colder, the larger the layer, and on average it should be about 6 centimeters.
It is necessary to provide the soil with oxygen supply, for this it is necessary to loosen the soil. It is necessary to loosen the soil after each watering, after rain. And necessarily, before loosening, weeding should be carried out, that is, there should be no weeds and other debris.
Preparing for the winter period
Since the Cossack juniper Tamariscifolia is highly resistant to frost, it can also be grown in the northern regions. Whether to cover the bushes for the winter or not to cover is only a decision of the gardener himself, but this is not necessary, since the juniper will tolerate temperatures of about -30 degrees well. If you understand that you have a very cold winter and the temperature is lower than -30 degrees, then you need to cover the plant.
Preparation of juniper for wintering consists in pruning dry shoots, diseased parts of the culture and in treatment with an antifungal drug. After trimming, the sections are treated with an alcohol solution.
How the Tamariscifolia juniper reproduces
Reproduction of this variety can occur in several ways:
- Using cuttings.
- Using seeds.
- Using layering.
The most popular and successful method is using cuttings. In this case, rooting occurs 2-3 times faster than in other methods. The stalk should only be cut from a perennial plant. After the stalk has taken root, you need to wait 2 years. After 2 years, you can plant in the garden.
Seed propagation of juniper is very difficult and time-consuming. This method should only be used by experienced gardeners, as a beginner cannot cope.
What can the Cossack juniper Tamariscifolia get sick with?
This variety has medium resistance to diseases and pests, so it can often get sick without proper care. Firstly, when spring comes, you need to take care of the crown of the juniper, it must be protected from the sun's rays, as they cause burns. These burns provoke yellowing of the needles, and its shedding. You need to cover the plant with gauze, it allows the plant to breathe and perfectly protects the juniper.
The yellowing of the crown may be associated with infection with a fungal disease. If the fungus is left untreated, it will destroy the culture in 2 years. Trimming the affected parts and treating with alcohol will help get rid of the fungus.To prevent fungal diseases from infecting the plant, it is necessary to carry out preventive treatment using fungicides.
Juniper Tamariscifolia is a very beautiful juniper, so it will decorate any site with its presence. It can be combined with various plants to create unique combinations.
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