Cultivation of evergreen plants

Cultivation of evergreen plants

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Cultivation of evergreen plants:

Evergreen plants are shrubs or trees with particular foliage, which remains on the plant even during periods of vegetative rest.
The most evergreen shrubs grown in the garden are those used for hedges, which make it possible to obtain a constantly compact and luxuriant green barrier.
Despite the foliage is persistent also the evergreen plants have a period of vegetative rest, generally identifiable with the winter, during which it is advisable to suspend fertilizations and watering.
During the vegetative period, that is from March-April to September-October, we water on a regular basis, but intervening only when the soil is dry, and avoiding to keep the substrate constantly soaked with water; in this way we will avoid the development of harmful root rots.
Fertilization can be carried out by adding fertilizer every 12-15 days to the water used for watering, or by mixing the slow-release granular fertilizer to the soil at the foot of the plants, every 4-6 months. Use a good fertilizer for green plants, rich in nitrogen during spring, and microelements, useful for keeping the foliage green and healthy.
Place the evergreens in a good universal soil, mixed with little sand or pumice stone, in order to avoid water stagnation; we choose a place where the shrub can enjoy good ventilation and good sunshine.
Evergreen prunings usually occur in late winter, or after flowering if they are flowering shrubs. We can make small cuts to conform the shrub also during the vegetative season, or even in autumn.