Spruce of “AkroKon” is popular in the circles of gardeners for their exquisite appearance. This is a relatively low tree, which is suitable for landing on a limited area. Needles ate have a dark green color that does not change throughout the year. This variety is perfect for fans of coniferous landing.
This is a variety of ate ordinary. Refers to slow-growing species, an annual increase in height – 10 cm, in width – 8 cm. The height of the tree at the age of 30 reaches a maximum of 4 m, so it does not occupy a lot of space on the site and does not shadow neighboring landings. The diameter of the crown can reach 3 m, but usually this parameter is determined by the specificity of the decorative trimming. The lifespan of the view is more than 50 years, and preferred growth regions – from the Urals to Western Europe.
The tree has an irregular shape, its birefront crown looks asymmetrically, which gives him an interesting feature. The trunk is often invisible through tall down thick, sometimes slightly curved branches. Young needles have a light green color, with age of the needles is becoming more saturated, as a result, her juicy green shade is preserved throughout the year. The needles are sharp, in length amount to 1-2 cm, their thickness – 0.1 cm. The needles persist on the branches of 6-12 years.
The presented variety has cute large cylindrical red bumps even at a young age, especially beautifully they look on the background of dark green needles in spring time. The variety is characterized by an unusual arrangement of cones – they are always on the tips of the shoots. When forming a cone, the development of the branch this season stops. Gradually, from the purple color of the cones turns into a light brown.
This is a shadowless and frost-resistant look, but young specimens in the spring may experience discomfort in spring frosts. An important property of “Acocons” is its ability to allocate phytoncides, which have antimicrobial effects, soften the microclimate, absorb noise and dust, so be near this fir, not only nice, but also useful for health.
In the city, this tree is almost impossible to meet, most often it is grown in private areas.
Before boarding it is important to pay attention to the selection of landing material. Reproduce a fir independently not recommended. It is better to consult with experienced gardeners and acquired in a proven nursery already graft sapling. Next you need to find a suitable landing place. The preferred area is sunny with a small half, as far as possible removed from groundwater.
The perfect soil for this species is fertile, slightly acidic drum and soup soil, saline soil tree will not tolerate. Planting the plant is needed early in spring after snow. Possible landing and autumn to frosts.
Landing technology looks like this.
- Dock a hole to a depth of 50-70 cm.
- Lay out drainage, it can be made of sand or broken bricks with a thickness of about 20-30 cm.
- Add the nutrient mixture. For its preparation, you can combine leaf and turf, peat and sand.
- Place the seedling in the prepared pit so that the root cake is located at the level of the earth.
- If it is a group landing, then place the remaining seedlings at least 3 m.
- After landing, Pour the plant and make feeding, for example, 100-150 g nitroammofoski.
A young copy needs constant moistening and loosening. To loosen the land around the tree is needed carefully every time after the irrigation procedure, deepening the soil at a maximum of 7 cm, since the root system of the young fir is close to the surface. In general, this species does not have high content requirements, however, negatively reacts to stagnation of water and drought, these factors may even destroy the young plant, so in the special care of “Acokon” needs the first couple of years of life, and then can grow almost independently.
Young trees need to be covered by the winter. An adult plant will be able to cope with frosts and without insulation – “Acokon” is able to withstand temperatures up to – 40 degrees. Young samples and from the hot sun are vulnerable, burns may appear on them. For this, copies of the first 2-3 years of life are dialed when hitting a sun ray branch.
In the summer it is important to carry out the irrigation of wood with water, but the procedure must be performed only in the dark in order to avoid burns.
Also keep in mind that this species does not endure dust, exhaust gases, industrial impurities in the air, so near the city it will grow bad. As fertilizers, it is recommended to use special feeders intended for coniferous crops. Additional food is introduced 2 times the season. Tree trimming is well tolerated, the specificity of manipulation depends on the personal preferences of the owner of the site. The recommended haircut period is the beginning of summer, at this time the active growth of the branches is stopped. Well fir reacts to mulching peat, beveled grass, straw.
Spruce has high resistance to pests and diseases, but sometimes this problem does not bypass it. The main enemies of “Acokons” are a spruneth fault and a web tick, and the most common illnesses – fusariosis, crust, root and stem rot. Credit with aphid will help the treatment of wood with soap solution, but it is important to protect against the root. The drugs “Fitoverterm”, “Agrantin”, “Union” are well helped from the tick. Warned diseases will help a burglar mixture, “Sump” or other fungicides. All affected branches are eliminated, and sections are processed by a solution of copper sulphate.
Usage in landscape design
This variety is recommended for use in climbing and exotic gardens. Shot to decorate a section in the style of Modern, to compile the composition in Japanese style, decor “Garden of stones”. Group landings can be applied as a living hedge. Also picturesque evergreen tree looks in the role of a solitary plant on a small area.
Many gardeners grow this variety in the composition of the so-called heather gardens. Krone allows for variations of forms, for example, you can make an army, a cone or a mold shape. Very beautiful green needles with purple cones looks among white colors. Decorates Landscape Design This fir tree and in the winter months when her green branches are branched on a snow-white background.
Fucks you can form a garden alley, as well as to have a tree next to other conifers, but at the same time, you may not be faced whether the faces will not interfere with each other and shading lower landings.
On the site, this tree helps to restrain the winds of the wind, it looks majestically, solemnly, and in the New Year holidays will be able to replace the Christmas tree.
About how to put a coniferous plant, look in the following video.