Plants

Prunus

How to carry out irrigation

Irrigation is an operation of fundamental importance during the cultivation process of prunus, because having an adequately hydrated growing substrate allows this tree to grow optimally. Irrigation must be carried out consistently and regularly in the first years of the life of the prunus tree. The plant must be provided with a large amount of water during this growth phase. In particular, there is a need to water at least once a week, from the beginning of the spring season to the arrival of the autumn months. Subsequently, this operation can certainly be limited to only the moment when the soil seems extremely dry. Hence, it can be said that irrigation is mostly performed in summer, as temperatures are high in this period.

Cultivation techniques


The Prunus is a tree with unique characteristics. These, in fact, make it one of the most beautiful and sought-after ornamental trees in existence. First of all, it is necessary to emphasize the propensity of the prunus treeadaptation for the culture medium. Like most plants, of course, it needs well-hydrated soil. However, this species manages to survive even in extreme adversity conditions, managing to adapt even to clayey and dry soils. As for pruning, this is done to lighten the tree structure and free it from dry or damaged parts. Two types of pruning can be carried out: an ornamental pruning and a fruiting pruning. You choose between these two types of pruning in relation to the time of year and the life cycle in which the tree is located.

When and how much to fertilize


The fertilization of the prunus tree is the operation through which the nutrients and essential substances are supplied to the growing medium, which will provide for the sustenance of the tree. The ideal time to fertilize is, without a doubt, the autumn season. In the first years of the life of the prunus tree it is necessary to carry out this operation regularly from year to year. Only then can the amount of fertilization be reduced and proceed at two-year intervals. When the operation is carried out in the fall, mainly organic fertilizers are used. However, additional fertilization can also be done during the spring months. In this particular operation, only specific slow release fertilizers are used.

Prunus: Diseases and Remedies


Like most plant species, the prunus tree is also frequently prone to diseases caused by the attack of parasites, bacteria and fungi. Among the most frequent ones, the famous fungal disease of jewelery is certainly remembered. Furthermore, the classic leaf spot is also common. The interventions and measures to be adopted during the cultivation of the prunus tree to reduce the risk of contamination of the plant itself, above all concern the use of properly cleaned and disinfected tools. Furthermore, eliminating the stagnation of water at the level of the trunk, allows to avoid the accumulation of possible sources of parasitic and bacterial contamination. Following these useful tips to preserve the health of the plant will favor the

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