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Rowan

How to water

An adult rowan plant does not require many watering, but is satisfied with rain; while the younger specimens need irrigation every 20 days if the soil is dry. However, it is good not to overdo it and avoid total exposure to the elements. In fact, the mountain ash excellently overcomes the various climatic adversities and therefore also drought, despite being intolerant to the heat and excessive dryness of the soil. It also resists sub-zero temperatures and intense frosts or snow for months. Consequently, its cultivation becomes simple and full of satisfactions, just think of its fruits with which exquisite jams are prepared and precious artifacts are made with its wood. But the most appreciated strength is its colors. From

How to cultivate


The rowan is rustic and adapts to any type of soil and with little attention can be grown in the garden or in the orchard. Cultivation is usually done with sowing in autumn. The seeds are placed in a pot to be kept outside, then the seedlings are transplanted into the nursery where they will remain for two years. Only then are they planted in the ground, spacing them at least 5 meters from the nearby trees. It is recommended to water regularly for the first year, then only in the summer for another 6 years. Fertilize with organic fertilizer when planting and for 6 years always in November. The fertilizer is then no longer needed. The rowan therefore not only grows spontaneously in the woods, but can also be inserted in parks or urban green areas thanks to its extraordinary resistance to pollution.

How to fertilize


If necessary, fertilization is carried out at the end of winter with mature organic fertilizer or with potassium and nitrogen fertilizer, to help the rowan at vegetative level and for its fruiting. Being rustic, this fruit plant prefers soils that are not so humid, but cool. Even regular pruning is not compulsory, in the limit you can intervene by eliminating the sick and dry elements in winter. Of the rowan tree there is a domestic variety also known in ancient Rome where it was appreciated for the sweetness of the fruit, called rowan. However, it remains a slow-growing plant with a long ripening of its fruits, as small as they are tasty. In fact, rowanberries are not consumed immediately after harvesting, but you have to wait for them to mature completely.

Rowan: Exposure and diseases


No particular treatments are carried out for the rowan tree against various parasites and diseases, even if the plant is attacked by scab. The fruits are also the greedy attraction of birds such as blackbirds and thrushes, not to mention the flowers that are so popular with bees. The rowan is also usually targeted by some insects such as the red or yellow woodruff that digs tunnels in the branches and trunk, to be fought with the right insecticide. The plant also fears Nectria mushrooms which cause significant damage to the stem and branches by drying out the whole tree. Be that as it may, the rowan loves the sun and tolerates intense temperatures such as winter cold and summer heat. It can be found in the mountains up to 1500 meters, but it is also present in the city. At the end,

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