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Mirabolano

How much to water

The myrobalan can have white or pink flowers and the leaves can be green or red-purple; in this way, by using different varieties of the plant, flower gardens with contrasting and decidedly pleasant colors are obtained. But for good growth and abundant fruiting you need to water the plant regularly. In fact, in the first years after the planting, it is necessary to intervene every week from April to September. Only then is it possible to water the soil if it becomes dry even in depth. The supply of water is also very important in summer to avoid yellowing of the leaves which would then fall. The fruiting Mirabolano type is also grown spontaneously, but in winter it is always better to remove the damaged and old parts. While for the ornamental Mirabolano in winter it is good not to intervene, except to cut dry or diseased branches. In fact, pruning is not mandatory, but if it has to be done it must be done after flowering.

How to grow it


The roots of Mirabolano are very resistant and adapt to clayey and consistent soil. The plant tolerates lower temperatures and drought, although it prefers deep, drained soil. In autumn, the base of the tree is fertilized and cultivation usually takes place with planting, to be carried out from November to February. Mirabolano with clod can be planted at any time, but avoiding moments of frost or extreme heat. Consequently, it will be necessary to proceed in November to find a plant with optimal growth in the spring. To begin cultivation, a hole must be dug that is wider than the sod. It is then advisable to spread a layer of gravel and mature fertilizer on the bottom. Also create a layer of soil to protect the roots and finally place the specimen taking care to cover and compact it. Bury a pole at a safe distance as a brace to which the Mirabolano will be tied for a few years if the area is subject to strong wind.

How to fertilize


Mirabolano does not have many pretensions, in fact it also grows spontaneously in areas isolated from poor and stony soil. However, if you decide to get a plant with splendid flowering and abundant fruit, a well-tended soil will be a must. So you will have to proceed by working the earth in depth and adding mature organic fertilizer. If, on the other hand, the soil is rather clayey, it is advisable to increase the drainage in order to avoid root rot. However, the fertilization of Mirabolano does not necessarily have to be annual, but it will be sufficient to alternate it maybe every two years by distributing organic fertilizer in autumn. Then it will be the rain and snow that will make the fertilizer penetrate the earth. Later, that is, in the spring,

Mirabolano: Exposure and diseases


Mirabolano resists the cold well, but it is better in the first years to wrap the trunk with a special fabric, especially if the sun is scarce and there is too much wind or if the temperature is really cold and very low. On the contrary, if the heat is intense there could be problems with the ornamental myrobalan which has dark colored leaves. Therefore, more light and more heat can cause a probable dehydration and the unwelcome visit of some parasites such as the spider mite. It is therefore advisable to opt for a slightly shaded area to counter the probable difficulties that the plant must overcome. Like the other Rosaceae, also the Mirabolano can accuse the spotting of the leaves, the rust or the jewelryosis, and can be hit by aphids to be fought with specific products.

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