In recent years, there has been an increase in interest in the cultivation of various flowering or simply highly decorative shrubs, which are characterized by their unpretentiousness and become the highlight of landscape design, on homestead and garden plots.
The best flowering shrubs for giving
Certainly flowering ornamental crops are in greatest demand among the owners of personal plots. Knowing which of the most popular long-flowering plants are most suitable for landscaping in a particular area, you can easily decide on the choice of shrub.
|Title||Benefits||Landing rules||Growing Features|
|Spirea||Unpretentiousness, frost resistance, lush and long flowering, the ability to grow well||The exactness of various types and varieties for indicators of light and soil moisture is different||The plant is undemanding in care and suitable for beginner gardeners|
|Mocker||Abundant flowering, good aroma and excellent frost resistance, disease resistance||In areas represented by sufficiently fertile and breathable soils without moisture stagnation||Annual pruning, watering in dry seasons, top dressing in spring and autumn|
|Lilac||Unpretentiousness, frost resistance, a large number of varieties and hybrids, plentiful flowering||Land with good lighting and well-treated soils||There are both tall and low varieties and hybrids, the care of which varies|
|Hydrangea||Long flowering period, unpretentiousness and the ability to grow on acidic soils unsuitable for growing other plants||Preference should be given to windproof areas on the north side of buildings||Creating the optimal level of humidity, pruning, shelter for the winter|
|Forsythia||It blooms in the spring before other ornamental crops. It is characterized by exceptional decorativeness and disease resistance.||A sunny and protected from gusty cold wind plot without waterlogging||Creating the optimal level of humidity, pruning, shelter for the winter|
|Fieldfare||Absolute unpretentiousness, the ability to grow and bloom in shading, beautiful flowering||The crop grows best on nutritious, loose and well-moistened soil, and does not tolerate long dry periods||Timely and regular removal of fast-growing root shoots|
Best Ornamental Fruit Shrubs
Ornamental shrubs very popular in the climatic conditions of our country are very organically fit into almost any landscape composition. Such decorative and fairly unpretentious plants are not only an attractive background for flower beds and flower beds, but also look great in single plantings on lawns. Besides, worthy decoration of the site will be decorative fruit shrubs.
|Title||Benefits||Landing rules||Growing Features|
|Viburnum||Frost tolerance, unpretentiousness, shade tolerance, long decorative, edible fruits||In areas represented by sufficiently fertile and breathable soils without moisture stagnation||Multiple treatment from pests and diseases, pruning, mulching, fertilizing with mineral complexes|
|Dogrose||Exceptional unpretentiousness, fast growth, healthy edible fruits||Preference should be given to areas well-lit and warmed by the sun.||The plant is undemanding in care and suitable for beginner gardeners|
|Hawthorn||Unpretentiousness, ability to grow and bloom very abundantly even in shaded areas||It grows and develops best on nutritious, loose and well-moistened soils.||It tolerates dry periods very poorly and needs regular removal of root shoots|
|Edible honeysuckle||Decorative culture, winter-hardy, very early and regularly fruiting||It grows well and bears fruit abundantly on sandy loam, loamy, as well as on heavy soils or peatlands.||These shrubs are very durable, and with standard care they can be grown in one place for several decades|
|Barberry||Unpretentiousness, frost resistance, a large number of varieties and hybrids, high decorativeness||It can be content with poor soils, but does not tolerate stagnant moisture; belongs to the number of fairly photophilous plants||It is very difficult to tolerate waterlogging of the soil and needs quite frequent removal of basal shoots|
|Mountain ash red-fruited||Frost tolerance, unpretentiousness, shade tolerance, long decorative, edible fruits||In areas with fairly fertile and breathable soil without stagnation of moisture||Sometimes a plant may need to be trimmed slightly to maintain optimal crown shape.|
|Chokeberry chokeberry||Exceptional unpretentiousness, rapid growth, useful edible fruits, early maturity||The bush grows poorly and bears fruit on swampy, saline and rocky soils.||Leaving consists in timely weeding, loosening of soil and regular irrigation measures|
Selection rules for the middle zone, Siberia and the Urals
When choosing a variety and variety of shrubs for summer cottages, it is necessary to pay special attention to winter hardiness and the possibility of growing as a non-covering decorative crop, which can greatly facilitate the care of the plant. Frost-resistant shrubs and trees are especially in demand in Siberia and the Urals, and many gardeners of the Moscow Region quite often prefer just such winter-hardy and perennial unpretentious plants. The most frost-hardy decorative crops are represented by:
- Siberian hawthorn;
- cedar dwarf;
- tree-like karagana;
- wrinkled rose;
A fairly high level of sun exposure throughout the summer requires such decorative cultures as lilac, mountain ash, spirea, chubushnik and dog rose. In the most shaded areas of the garden, you can plant shade-tolerant plant species:
- euonymus warty;
- privet ordinary.
Some garden crops look very decorative, including unpretentious Japanese quince or hygrophilous dogwood, and almost all gardeners know the name of flowering fortification or forsythia due to its peculiarity such as the earliest flowering.
What shrubs bloom all summer
Features and timing
Like many decorative crops, planting and replanting decorative bushes is best in the autumn. The main condition for proper autumn planting is to comply with deadlines that allow seedlings to take root well before severe frosts occur. When planting, it is necessary not only to take into account the botanical and varietal characteristics of the plant, but also adhere to the general requirements for growing ornamental shrubs:
- soil preparation on the site involves the removal of all weeds and deep digging, followed by loosening of the upper layer;
- the size of the seedlings prepared for planting seedlings should significantly exceed the size of the root system of the plant and allow the roots to be freely located without bending and twisting;
- a nutrient mixture based on compost or peat with the addition of slow-acting fertilizer should be added to the bottom of the landing pit, which will contribute to the quickest and easiest rooting;
- if the culture needs to be tied up, then closer to the central part of the pit it is necessary to drive in a supporting wooden peg;
- It is very important to observe the necessary distance between plants, based on the size of the root system and the volume of the crown.
After planting, it is necessary to provide the plant with abundant watering, as well as to mulch the trunk circle with organic materials in order to preserve moisture and reduce the number of weeding measures.
Various perennial and annual border plants with white flowers are very successfully combined with coniferous crops. Very beautiful and unusually attractive compositions can be created by alternating plants with yellow or red leaves in group plantings. Flower beds with rose bushes can be combined with perennials on the background of coniferous and undersized deciduous shrubs.
Specialists in the field of landscape and garden decoration draw the attention of gardeners to the following recommendations:
- privet (Ligustrum) is best used if necessary to create a hedge in regions with adverse environmental conditions;
- elderberry (Sambucus) acquires a particularly decorative appearance at the stage of flowering and fruiting and very successfully complements almost any group plantings;
- Weigela (Weigela) of low-growing varieties and species, it is desirable to place in rock gardens or small groups under garden trees, and tall forms can be used in hedges;
- a highly decorative vine or winding shrub vineyard (Ampelopsis) is most often used in the decoration of arbors, pergolas, trellis, fences or walls;
- the creeping and creeping evergreen short bush of Gaultheria (Gaultheria) is perfect for container compositions, as well as the design of rock gardens and the creation of ground cover plantings;
- modern and very attractive decor of pergolas, walls or hedges can be created using wisteria (Wisteria);
- hydrangeas (Hydrangea) are widely used in the creation of stunted group plantings, for the design of borders and decoration of fences;
- action (Deutzia) “knocked out” various tree groups, and also border plantings are framed;
- both in single and in group plantings, and also if necessary to create a hedge, the viburnum (Viburnum), popular in our country, is often used;
- for the purpose of green decoration of rocky areas, as well as, if necessary, landing on shady places near ponds, it is advisable to give preference to buckthorn (Frangula) and leucothoe (Leucothoe);
- for group plantings, you can use calcium (Kalmia), dogwood (Cornus), hazel (Corylus) and snowberry (Symphoricarpos);
- in solitary landings, lilac (Syringa), stewartia (Stewartia), enkianthus (Enkianthus), as well as moths (Philadelphus) feel best.
Ornamental shrubs: pruning
Numerous varieties and types of juniper (Juniperus), which easily form a very decorative crown and are used both for single or group plantings and for creating hedges and landscaping rocky areas, are especially popular in home gardening for many years.