If at the dacha you prefer passive rest to constant care of the garden, then this article will tell you about trees that need minimal maintenance.
Birch, larch, cherry plum – we list the most hardy and unassuming trees for your garden.
Not whimsical trees for giving
It is not just that birch is considered one of the symbols of the northern countries – it is a powerful and absolutely unpretentious tree that can take root on poor soil and withstand severe frosts. For the first couple of years, birch grows rather slowly, but then it accelerates. By the age of five, it grows on average up to 10-15 meters in height, and without any care, but if you apply top dressing to the soil, it will grow even faster.
Larch is another unpretentious coniferous plant that grows even in permafrost conditions. The classic tree reaches about 40 meters in height, so for a small garden it is better to choose decorative low varieties. In the fall, the larch will decorate the garden with bright yellow needles, and before the frost, it will be thrown off.
Cherry plum is one of the most unpretentious fruit trees. Depending on the variety, it grows from one and a half to ten meters in height. It begins to bloom in May, with white and pink medium-sized flowers. If you want to harvest in the fall, specify which variety the seller offers you: self-fertile or self-fertile. In the first case, you will need two or three plants to bloom in the spring at about the same time in the spring, in the second – one is enough, but the proximity to other trees will have a beneficial effect on the harvest.
Another fast-growing tree, which, if desired, can be turned into a kind of shrub by chopping down the central trunk. Willow grows well on sandy soil or loam, loves dampness, but it will take root in the usual area. Choose a variety that suits your site: white willow is the largest, up to 35 meters in height, creeping and alpine – miniature, about a meter in height.
River Maple is a drought-resistant maple variety that thrives on almost any soil. The only important point is to find a well-lit area so that its bright red leaves don’t turn green in the shade. At the same time, the tree grows small, with a thin trunk and fits perfectly into a small garden.
American maple is a tree recognized as almost a weed, as it takes root on any soil into which seeds have fallen. There are several varieties with different foliage. The most beautiful: ash-leaved variegatum, ash-leaved flamingo. In autumn, their foliage turns rich red, orange and yellow, and attracts attention. For a year, the plant grows on average by half a meter, it is not demanding on the soil – it will survive both on a flooded area and on a dry one. Also, American maple is resistant to frost and disease.
The most unpretentious nut is hazel. It grows without leaving on the poorest soil and allows you to quickly plant trees and trees. If you are interested in harvest, it is better to choose heart-shaped or black walnut. All nuts are frost-resistant, can withstand a thirty-degree subzero temperature and cost two waterings per month. Moreover, this variety is suitable for small areas, since it rarely grows more than 10 meters in height. It will begin to bear fruit in the seventh or eighth year of life and every year there will be more harvest.
published by econet.ru
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