Often in the country sites planted rose hips. The plant is perfectly smoothed as a hedge. Rosehip very quickly grows to 1-3 meters in height. The bush is not very fond of grooming. It is easy to prune. Before and in addition, during the flowering period, it looks chic, and after – gives rich on vitamins fruits.
That the plant has not lost its decorative purpose and shape, it must be cut from time to time. Pruning unnecessary branches is usually performed in the autumn, and sometimes in the early spring, before the buds begin to blossom. It is also most convenient to trim the bushes in winter. Since at this time you can see all the sample and dry branches.
The first time to prune a bush is immediately after it was planted in the ground. Immediately cut the branches as short as possible. However, they need to leave a few kidneys. It will be enough 2-3 pieces. After these actions were performed, the bush can be left untouched for 2 years. During this period, he will have the opportunity to grow stronger and expand his breadth.
After the plant reaches the age of three, it will be necessary to get rid of broken branches and weakened shoots. In this case, leave strong and healthy branches, which in the future will form a bush. They should be 15-18 centimeters high. Soon they will have young shoots. When they reach a height of 60-70 centimeters, they are planted tops. This will promote a more active growth of branches, where buds with flowers will be formed.
In the fourth year of life, the dog rose often begins to bear fruit. At this time, the bush should form approximately 15-20 large and strong branches. It will be best to get rid of unnecessary branches. Since the dog rose very fond of sunlight, and moreover it will interfere with the formation of kidneys with flowers.
The adult plant needs constant care. Every year, it is necessary to remove sick, weak or broken branches. In addition, cut off branches that are older than 5 years. Since they will every year less and less bloom and give few fruits. They are best replaced gradually by young and healthy shoots.
In the summer, when the flowering period is over, grafts can be made to strong shoots that have reached 70 centimeters in height. This will give an opportunity in the future to get more flower buds and collect more crops. However, this should not be done with zeal. If you plant a lot of shoots, the result is a large amount of unnecessary sowing, for which it is not very convenient to take care of.
If the hive of the dog rose to such a state where it is difficult to find out where healthy and young shoots, and where there are sick and old branches, it must be completely cut to the ground level. After this, you can re-create the plants. In the same way, if the dog rose began to give small fruits and the yield has significantly decreased.
That the dogrose abundantly blossomed and annually fruited it is necessary to adhere to the following recommendations.
If the plant was planted in the soil in spring, then only 2 buds should be left above the ground. Until the fall, shoots will appear on the bush, they should also be cut off, so that in the end, there are 4 branches that have a length of 2 buds.
After a year, 8 shoots are formed on the dog rose. Again in the autumn it is necessary to cut them to the level of 2 kidneys. In this case, a properly formed plant will be obtained. Each year it is necessary to remove excess shoots from it. Such a bush will perfectly bloom and yield a good harvest for 10 years. Such care will not cause much trouble, and the dog rose will please for a long time.
Pruning of a dogrose