Budlei: cultivation in the central strip of Russia
Budlei - beautifully flowering deciduous shrubs,belonging to the family loganievyh. Named after the botanist from England, Adam Buddle. In natural conditions, they grow in hot climates and very rarely in the temperate climatic zones of Asia, America and South Africa.
All budlei are heat-loving plants. Only Buddha David is able to hibernate under our shelter in our climate. In its homeland, in China, it grows along the banks of rivers and rises in the mountains. It is a small deciduous shrub which reaches a height of 3 meters. The budleigh has long wide-spreading thin branches, drooping at the ends, and lanceolate pointed leaves of a dark green color.
A very beautiful and elegant plant - a budlea. Cultivation of it, despite the laboriousness, is a fascinating and interesting activity.
Flowering of this culture occurs only inthree years of age. The plant blooms annually, from August to autumn, for 1.5 months. For the similarity of the budlea with lilacs in the people it is called "autumn lilac".
Very small flowers with honey aroma collectedin long, up to 40 cm, spicate inflorescences. Coloring flowers is the most diverse: purple, white, purple, lilac-pink, yellow, purple. A pleasant aroma, issued by the colors of the buddha of David, attracts to the garden a large number of insects: bees, bumblebees, butterflies.
Planted in a budley garden, the cultivation of which requires certain skills and knowledge, its plush appearance will attract the attention of all neighbors who want to admire it.
Thanks to the rapid growth and abundant and prolonged flowering of the budleigh, David enjoys great love from gardeners and flower lovers.
In the central strip of Russia, it growshalf-shrub. In the winter season, the above-ground part is almost completely dying out. In spring the plant grows again. Flowers are formed on the branches of the current year.
Budlei grows very well on sunny places,protected from drafts and cool winds. Prefers light sandy loamy soil, where lime is added. If the soils are heavy, then sand, peat or humus must be added.
Budlei, cultivation of which in the middle bandRussia requires gardeners special care and attention, will be a chic decoration of any garden. It belongs to tall crops. As soon as the weather is warm, the plant begins to grow rapidly, and by the end of the warm season the length of individual shoots can reach 1.5 m. During the summer, the flower should be supplemented several times with complex mineral fertilizers. Particularly well is the top dressing before the beginning of flowering in July - September.
Beauty budleja, care of which begins with early spring and ends in late autumn, will not leave anyone indifferent due to its amazing appearance.
At the end of flowering, faded shoots must be cut. With the beginning of the first frosts, all branches are cut, leaving five centimeters of hemp. For the winter, the plant is covered with dry leaves, peat, spruce or pine lapnik. This mulching protects the dormant from the frost at the base of the shoots.
With the onset of spring shelter is removed, but it should be done gradually so that the plant is not affected by sudden temperature changes. Of the sleeping buds, new shoots grow very quickly.
Planting budlei is held in spring, whenthe growth of young branches begins. A pit is prepared in advance for planting, where manure, ash and potassium-phosphorus fertilizers are added. The flower is excavated with a large clod of earth and transferred to a new place. After planting, abundant watering is required.
Budlei, the cultivation of which - a rather time-consuming task, will bring a lot of joy to his master.