Physocarpus – shade-tolerant, resistant to drought, frost and strong gas contamination of the atmosphere shrub. Some varieties of this plant have bright foliage color: lemon-yellow or dark-purple, capable under the influence of sunlight to acquire other, less dramatic shades. The leaves have not lost their brightness and beauty, it is important to follow the specific planting hedges and care for her.

For planting shrubs are suitable for any soils, except calcareous. If the soil is heavy and contains clay, which can retain water, causing stagnant water in the root system, the land for planting hedges are to be provided with drainage of broken bricks or stone. The area should be well lit by the sun – in the shade physocarpus also grows well, but eventually the leaves fade and lose the beauty of the painting.

So Bush was thick and dense hedge, will require a fairly large number of plants per square meter would normally have from three to five hives. For their planting, harvest is not a traditional planting pits and trenches with a depth of about half a meter – it provides a hedge continuity, density and uniformity. Shrubs planted in a staggered manner in two or three rows. On the bottom of the trench placed the peat or humus, install shrubs together with a clod of earth, covered with soil and well watered. For the best conservation of moisture tree trunks to mulch with peat.

After rooting the plants, you need to spend pruning, otherwise there will be formed a basal growth, and the bottom of the fence will be rare and transparent. In the first year the shrubs are cut, leaving the ground about 15-20 cm For next year, to ensure that the fence needs density, the main growth is cut in half, the growth of the side branches leaving a few inches from the place of growth of the shoot. Produce any pruning in early spring, not yet blossomed buds, or in autumn, when the vegetation period. If raznotsvetnyie varieties of shrub shoots appear with green leaves, they must be removed.

For the formation of dense base of the fence is necessary to carry out fairly frequent pruning shrubs – up to five times a year, for two to four years. In this case you must shorten the shoots that grow upward to lateral branches grow can fill the contour of the base of the fence. Only after that, the fence of physocarpus allow you to gain altitude.

The close location of the bushes to each other can lead to the root of the nutrient deficiency. For this reason, the physocarpus requires feeding. In early spring the plants fed with nitrogen fertilizers: mullein, urea, etc., and in autumn in the soil making mineral supplements.

Since the plant tolerates frost, it does not require special preparation for the winter. Bush needs covering materials only if severe frosts have been established for a long time: in this case, perhaps freezing the tips of young shoots.