The majestic cedar has long been considered a tree, endowed with miraculous energy capable of clearing thoughts, awaken the soul, charge the energy. For a long time, people have learned to admire cedars not only in mountainous areas, but also on their own sites, because many decorative species will be quite suitable for landing near the house. One of these varieties is Atlas Cedar.
In the natural environment, this species grows in North Africa. In height, the culture reaches 40 m, has a pyramidal loose crown and dense blue-green needles formed in bundles. On the third year of life, the plants ripen cones, they are dense and have a shining light brown color.
In young age, such a cedar is quite rapidly growing. Differs good frost resistance, and also tolerates both drought. Withstand short-term decreases of temperature up to -20 degrees. Standing Tree tolerates smoke, dust, gas, but very loves light.
Suffering the atlas cedar can from the overaffect of water. In addition, negatively responds to content in the lime ground. These features should take into account before landing it on the plot.
The varieties of this species are often used for park construction on the Black Sea coast. In landscape design, they are used to create groups, arrays, allery and single landings. Can divide varieties for individual groups. For example, in their form they are:
The subspecies of the Atlas cedar and the color of the needles are different:
The most popular varieties of the form:
Fastigiata. Differs with a more elongated crown, short branches, as dire. Needles give a bluish sweat. In height, the tree grows up to 2 m.
Glauca. Another decorative variety, which can often be seen on personal sites. Characterized by dense branches and attractive gray-blue painting needles.
Glauca Pendula. This is a scattering variety with bluish needles. Sometimes the grade is called “Sizem Week”. Different with dense hanging branches. In height can reach 6 m.
I would like to stop in the last grade in more detail, as it belongs to the most popular varieties. The crown of the tree is formed by the elongated escapes on which shortened forms are formed. On the long branches of the needles, it is single, on the shortened needles accumulate in bundles of 30-40 pieces.
This variety is in demand in our country because of its sustainability for Russian harsh winter, and also tolerates dry time and even the limestroke of the soil rarely becomes a problem for him. The only content requirements are the absence of overalling of moisture and well-lit plot.
Grand Pendula grade obtained by vaccinating on the usual atlas cedar weak branch. Reproduction is possible spring vaccination. Pretty widely used in decorative gardening.
If the tree is grown out of seeds, the landing is made after stratification in sawdust or loose breathable soil. Shoots can be observed after a couple of weeks. Next, seedlings are transplanted into separate containers.
This is a long way to grow, occupying for several years and requiring horticultural experience, so it is recommended to purchase a finished seedling in a proven nursery for simplicity.
Optimal time for disembarkation – early spring. At this time, the soil is already warm, and the kidneys have not yet revealed. Possible landing and autumn, but then there is a possibility that a young copy will not have time to adapt to a new place before the onset of cold.
As the most appropriate landing place, choose a plot that is well lit by the sun at least half of the day. It should also be well protected from the wind, and the distance to neighboring landings and fences should not be less than 4 m. The planting process looks like this.
Drop a hole with a depth of 60 cm and a diameter of 60-70 cm.
Connect the ferrous land and humus in proportions 3: 1, respectively. You can add a mixture of wood ash.
Make from rubble or rubberzit drainage layer 15-20 cm.
Place the seedling together with an earthen room in a pit.
Fill out the free space of the finished nutrient mixture and compact the soil around the village.
Abundant Moisten the landing site. First pour 1-2 water buckets. When the moisture is absorbed, paint the escape once again the same amount of water. Water must be arranged during the day.
Mulch the rolling circle peat or chernozem.
During the first few years, the young tree must be taped, since its rhizome has not yet gone. In the first year from March to April, it is required to underline the young copy of the thin layer of gauze or other underfloor material. In insulation, cedar needs and in the first winters.
So that the plant is well awakened from the winter hook, it is recommended to abundantly water it in spring as soon as the soil warms up. In the summer months, the culture is required to moisturize weekly, and in hot weather you can increase the amount of irrigation to two times a week.
Periodically, you need to fertilize the tree and loose. In the spring, nitrogen feeders are suitable, for June, they will also become optimal complexes with nitrogen content, and in July it is better to give preference to potash-phosphoric mixtures.
In the spring you need to carry out sanitary trimming. This procedure implies the elimination of damaged and frostbed branches.
As prevention in spring, summer and autumn, it is recommended to process a tree by fungicides to protect against diseases.
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