How to Care For Decorative Trees?
Knowing how to identify an ornamental tree is only half the job. Far more important is to make sure that these plants enjoy living in your garden.
The soil must be acidic if you plant conifers, Rhododendrons, or Hydrangeas. Green deciduous trees will do well in peat soil.
Planting these trees is better in late fall or winter when the plant has fallen asleep and will experience less stress.
Trees with spherical crowns look great in small backyards, where the root zone is also covered with decorative shrubs.
The natural size of the trees should be considered when choosing planting densities. As a dwarf Japanese Maple does not take up much space, the Sakura or Magnolia can spread out and interfere with the growth of other trees.
These plants are not exceptions and they, too, require fertilization. Adding potassium fertilizer for the winter, phosphorus in the spring to expand the root system, and nitrogen fertilizer in the summer will help the tree develop a lush crown.
Ornamental trees, above all others, need more frequent and precise trimming. Pruning is the only way to form a beautiful crown.
Crowns must be cut with a sharp tool so that the edge is straight.
What branches are suitable for cutting?
Dry, frozen, and lifeless branches should be removed because they take all the nutrients from the tree and do not let the root system develop properly. This procedure can be carried out in spring.
Young plants require abundant watering. The trees are not yet established and have not yet formed a root system and crown. It is essential to make sure that you don't let the soil dry out. If you have an automatic irrigation system, you can set it for 2-3 hours up to 20 liters of water for shrubs and dwarf trees. Deciduous trees absorb water within a radius of up to eight meters, taking moisture from neighboring plants. Keep this in mind when planning your landscape design.