In landscape design and professionals, and beginner gardeners are often used coniferous trees and shrubs. Pine “pug” no exception. Care for her just, it can survive in almost any corner of our country. Therefore, such a plant can be placed on its household plot.
Pine Mountain “Pug” is also known as “Mini Pug”. Plant is distinguished by many years of life. Some of these pines grow on Earth up to 500 years. Plant Description Very simple. It is a small and tight shrub that has a spherical shape.
The height of the adult plant can reach up to two meters.
The branches of such a pine are covered with rigid and brilliant cheese, which is going to small beams. Needles can hold out on branches up to 5 years, after which they are completely crumbled. New needles of dark green grow in their place. Cones have an egg shape and grow up to 5-6 centimeters in diameter. Their color varies from light brown to a dark brown shade depending on the time of year.
On average pine Mountain “Pug” can add per year to 10 centimeters in height and be up to 15 centimeters in volume. First, the crown has a spherical shape, and after a while she becomes a pillow. Thanks to slow growth, it has become popular among many gardeners. After all, such a plant retains his attractive appearance for a long time, and does not require much care. So in landscape design it is pretty active. Single pines on the territory, and group plantations are equally popular.
Selection of seedlings and landing
Buy seedlings best in specialized nurseries. After all, they are sold already fully adapted to life. Saplings that were grown for 5 years are suitable for this well. Of course, the price of them will be slightly higher than in the natural markets, but they also have a lot more chance of survival.
Saplings can have an open root system and closed. The first are placed in the open soil, and the second sit down in separate containers.
Planting such plants can be almost on any plot, but too darkened it is better to avoid. So that the plant grow and develops, it will need a lot of sun. Therefore, it will be properly to put a pine “Pug” in the place where she will be enough light and heat.
Since the root system of pine “POPS” is well developed, it can be planted even in sandy soils. In this case, the soil acidity can be any. Soil for planting can consist of large sand or small gravel. In addition, it is possible to add a little fallen coniferous needles.
First you need to dig a hole. Its width must be 15-16 centimeters more than the root system size, and the height of the pit is about 70 centimeters. Dig it in advance, for 14-21 days before the landing. Between seedlings Distance should be at least two meters. As a fertilizer in a pit, you can add a little nitroamophos, up to 100 grams per fuma.
After that, the seedling needs to install in the middle of the pit and fall asleep the earth. His root neck must be at the level of the ground surface. After that, the plant must be thoroughly pouring, and the ground around it is closed with a sweetheath.
Adult plant does not require much care, but a young seedling need to pay a little attention.
First of all, you need to take care that the plant gets the required amount of moisture. Watered best around the perimeter of the whole pit, trying to do it very carefully so that the water does not get into the rolling circle. In too hot, you can water the crown of the tree, spraying water on it.
Fingering the plant is needed in the first 2 years after landing. Next, the mountain dwarf pine will be able to eat independently, mining all the necessary beneficial components from the soil in which it grows.
There are special complex fertilizers designed for coniferous plants.
For the first time this is done immediately after planting a seedling in the ground. Use the mulch can peat or conifer. Layer should be at least 5 centimeters. After that, mulch can not even be removed, and simply mix with the soil. In addition, after each watering, it is necessary to loosen the land around the village.
This process is carried out very rarely. After all, by nature, the pine mountain has a properly growing crown. Pruning make most often under health purposes. At the same time remove branches that dried a little or extinct. In addition, in such a way you can slow down the growth of the plant, as well as to reduce annual shoots.
Many are reproduced by mountain pine. For this there are several ways: cuttings, seeds, as well as vaccination. Each of them has its own characteristics.
With the help of seeds
Selected seeds need to be sprinkled in separate tanks or sighing them immediately into open ground. Before that, they need stratification. Seed seeds are best in the spring period.
But at the same time, it is necessary to take into account that not all the quality of the plant with such a landing can be preserved.
With the help of Chenkov
Cuttings are better to cut off in annual seedlings. They are separated from the bark. To begin with, the finished material must be soaked for 10-11 hours in a specially purchased growth accelerator. After that, they need to hold them in clean water for three days. Then you can start falling into the outdoor ground. Those stalks that planted in autumn time should be rooted throughout the year, but the cuttings planted in the spring will fully empty the roots after 180 days.
With the help of vaccination
So that the vaccination turned out, the dive must be well developed. Most often, this is chosen by seedlings whose age is up to 5 years. Such a process is possible in open ground, and on the strain. The presents must be prepared late in the fall and put them either in the cellar, or in the refrigerator, pre-dormant to the gauze in which they need to be wrapped. The vaccination itself can be done in the spring, and in the fall. However, in the spring period they are accepted better. In addition, in this way, all the quality of pine is best transmitted.
Pests and diseases
Mountain pine “POPS” is quite resistant to different diseases, which are found at coniferous plants, but almost never being attacked by pests. However, some diseases are still possible. For example, in too hot, young seedlings may suffer from scoring sunlight. In addition, with improper care, pine may develop fungal diseases. It is worth making an overview of the most common among them.
- Scleroderriasis. In this case, pine has a gradual kidney intimidation. In the end, the entire branch dies.
- Schute. Signs of this disease will be the change in the color of the needles. Instead of bright green, his color will become brown. In addition, a white flare appears on the branches, which its appearance is very reminded by a web.
- Seryanka. Sign of the disease – the appearance of redhead on the coniferous leaves of the plant.
In order to prevent these diseases, copper vitrios are most often used, and also have all the diseased branches.
This plant is simply indispensable in the landscape design of the garden. It can be used for the design of stone gardens, and even to decorate the stony slopes. Besides, Many sit down a dwarf pine along the perimeter of the yard to create live elevations or multi-tiered compositions of various forms. From pine on a strain, you can make a real mini-garden on an open loggia or balcony.
Summing up, we can say that Mountain pine “Pug” perfectly suitable for decorating the site, and for registration of a small winter garden. The only thing that will be needed is the first few years to care for her. During the rest of the time, pine will grow independently and will not require too much attention.
About how to plant a mountain pine and carefully care for her, look in the following video.