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The burning bush, in addition to its beautiful foliage, offers beautiful colorful berries in the fall.
In summary, what you need to know:
Last name : Pyracantha
Family : Rosaceae
Type : Shrub
Height : 2 to 4 m
Exposure : Sunny, partial shade
Ground : Ordinary
Foliage : Persistent -Flowering : May to June
Planting the Burning Bush
The planting of the burning bush takes place without importance, in spring or fall, even if a plantation in November remains the best period.
The burning bush is undemanding as to the nature of the soil, but it will develop better in a well-drained land.
- The burning bush appreciates the sunny situations or partially shaded.
- When planting, mix the soil from the garden with potting soil.
- Water regularly the first year after planting.
- For the constitution of a hedge, space each burning bush 100 cm from each other
- Follow our advice planting shrubs.
Multiplication of the burning bush:
The easiest and fastest technique to multiply the burning bush is the cuttings in summer.
- Take your 15 cm cuttings at the end of summer on semi-hardened wood (in the process of hardening)
- Remove the bottom leaves to keep only the top ones.
- Optionally soak the base in the cutting hormone.
- Plant the cutting in a special cutting soil.
- Place the cutting in the light but without direct sunlight and keep the substrate slightly damp.
- Before winter, keep your cuttings in a bright room, cool but frost-free.
Burning bush care
Very resistant to cold and frost, robust in the heat, the burning bush is a shrub that demands low maintenance, especially when properly installed.
The burning bush, or pyracantha, is pruned in fall and / or early spring, in a moderate way.
Burning bush size:
- Prune slightly after flowering in order to promote new ramifications, it densifies the pyracantha
- Too severe pruning could weaken your pyracanth, especially in the face of fire blight.
- If you have to frankly cut your pyracantha, do it instead by end of winter
- Pyracantha blooms on the wood of the previous year, so too much pruning compromises the flowering of the following year.
Burning bush diseases
The main difficulty that we encounter with the burning bush is the fire blight. The foliage turns brown, dries up and dies within a few months.
- Then there is nothing to do except destroy your tree by burning it to prevent it infecting others.
- Fortunately, there are varieties of pyracantha, burning bush, fire blight resistant.
Parasites side, it can be invaded by aphids and this is how eliminate aphids.
To know about the burning bush, pyracantha
Particularly suitable for building a hedge, the Burning Bush has the double advantage of offering an interesting spring bloom and pretty colorful berries the rest of the year.
- Its cultivation is very easy and requires virtually no maintenance.
Thorny shrub of the Rosaceae family, we can highlight its rapid development, its dark green and persistent foliage.
This is in the fall, with the development of small decorative red or yellow-orange berries that he is the most remarkable.
Its flowering in spring is discreet but it offers pretty white flowers in May or June depending on the region.
- You will choose the Coccinea variety to have red berries and Golden for yellow berries.
- Do not eat the berries because they are poisonous, leave them to the birds who will feast
It is thorny and therefore suitable for defensive hedges.
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