One of the most beautiful ornamental garden shrubs – barberry. He is also one of the most unpretentious in care. Correctly chosen place for planting, rare fertilizing, pruning – the main components of good growth and yield of busberry barberry
Barbaris, what kind of bush?
Barbaris in the natural environment is widespread throughout the Northern Hemisphere, growing up to the latitudes of the Baltic. Cultivated barberry long ago, it is its decorative and nutritional qualities are very appreciated by gardeners. From berries of barberry make sweets, marmalade, drinks, condiments. The leaves of the plant are added to marinades
To date, there are about 180 species of barberry in the world, many of them are very popular with gardeners. The most popular varieties in the world are: Barbaris vulgaris;
All these varieties, however, like many others, have a different height of the bush (from 50 cm to 4 meters) and different colors of leaves and stems: from light yellow to violet and red-brown not only in autumn, but also in summer. Considering the fact that barberry leaves the foliage somewhat later than other garden plantings, it will be a bright, cheerful spot to look on the yellowed lawn
Very often barberry bushes are planted both in urban conditions and in the suburban area to create a hedge. Lonely standing shrubs look very effectively on lawns and lawns, next to large boulders, rock gardens, or in a “stone garden,” on the shores of an artificial or natural pond. Having planted several varieties of barberry, you can create a real bush color palette on your garden plot.
Care and planting behind barberry
Caring for barberry is easier than for any other shrub. The only condition for a good growth of this bush is the absence of swampiness in the place of its planting
Bushes grow on any, even the poorest soils, absolutely indifferent to drought, very frost-resistant. It is often possible to see barberry growing along roads, where they stand absolutely dusted and at the same time all are strewn with berries. What again speaks about unpretentiousness of this bush
Love the light, but do not suffer in the shadows. In a very dry summer you can water no more often than once in seven to eight days with warm water, not falling on the leaves, only under the root. In the rainy summer it is better to drain the soil around the bush
The most unpleasant and somewhat dangerous procedure in the care of this plant is the pruning of the bush. In the early spring, it is necessary to cut all dry and old branches and to process the cuts with a garden bar. Once in four years, you can feed the shrubbery with nitrogen fertilizers. All the rest of the time this amazing shrub will delight the cottage dwellers with its bright colors
Considering all the above, you can pick up on your site the territory where you would most like to see barberry. The main thing is that it is not flooded in the spring, and there were not located near this ground water
To plant a bush on your site you will need to dig a hole, its size should be such that the roots are placed, while they feel free. But do not dig a huge hole, just in moderation. After the hole is ready, it can be poured in humus, ash, sand
Then abundantly shed and planted, pre-properly spread the roots of the bush. Next, fall asleep on the ground and tamp well. Barbaris in the coming month should be well shed, so that he took root. As a rule, this problem does not arise
That’s all the nuances of planting barberry at your site, as you can see, everything is very simple.
Care and planting of barberry