How to grow Cornus sanguinea

How much to water the Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea is an extremely strong plant and can effortlessly survive long periods of drought, especially when it has reached adulthood. During the warm seasons, in the period between March and October, the Cornus sanguinea likes to be watered abundantly and regularly: it is advisable, however, to always check the soil moisture level before proceeding with a new watering. . During autumn and winter, on the other hand, Cornus sanguinea requires a lower supply of water as the roots fear frosts and the plant enters the phase of vegetative rest. Younger plants can be watered once a week while older ones can also be placed in an ideal position to receive rainwater only.

How to grow Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea can be grown easily by respecting only a few simple rules: it propagates by cuttings and the suitable period to cut the chosen branches is in late spring or early summer. Cornus sanguinea can also be propagated in early spring through seeds retained from the previous year. This variety of Cornus loves to root in soft, well-drained, acidic and generously fertilized soils: the ideal is to prepare a substrate mixed with sand and place in the hole in the garden or on the bottom of a pot, a layer of expanded clay, which ensures proper drainage of rainwater or irrigation. The soil can also be mixed with leaves or gravel and in general, Cornus sanguinea is able to root even in the common soil of gardens.

When and how to fertilize Cornus sanguinea

Cornus sanguinea can be supported through the use of a fertilizing product: it is actually a very strong species and that usually does not require the use of these types of product. However, during some phases of its development, it is advisable to supply nutrients to the roots, often inserted in a soil poorly rich in microelements important for the health of the plant. Spring is the ideal time to bury small quantities of organic fertilizer near the roots: there is no need to continue to administer the fertilizer regularly but once a year or once every two years is more than enough. The ideal product is a low-mineral slow release fertilizer. Fertilizer should always be mixed with the first soft centimeters of soil.

How to grow Cornus sanguinea: exposure, Cornus sanguinea diseases and possible remedies

The Cornus sanguinea loves to live in very sunny and warm places but survives in health even if placed in partial shade; it does not suffer from harsh winters but fears freezing to damage the roots, which is why it is advisable to place a good quantity of straw and dry leaves on the surface of the pot or near the collar. Cornus sanguinea can be affected by various parasites such as red spider mites or dogwood cochineals: the plant suffers injuries but these annoying hosts are visible and it is almost always possible to intervene in time, volatilizing specific pesticides. Fungal diseases also represent a serious threat: septoria, spots, root or collar rot are just some of the possible fungal causes that can fatally affect this species. IS’

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