Pheasant's Parade: Varieties and care tips presented

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If you find ornamental shrubs good, you will love the pheasant pens. It is not only easy to care for, but also beautiful. Here are some varieties and care tips presented.

Very pretty: the pheasant's eye

The actually red-leaved pheasant's pole is one of the really easy-care and lush flowering ornamental shrubs (including berries), which makes it ideal for almost all gardens of our latitudes.

Fast-growing pheasant sails manage to cope with almost all locations, because they thrive equally well in the sun and partial shade and, moreover, make little demands on the prevailing local soil conditions. But in the following, once presented some varieties that look just great in any garden.

Pheasant spar varieties:

  • Summer Wine: red-leaved variety with white-pink flowers / less growth height up to 1.5 meters
  • Luteus: from May, this variety already has its white flowers / yellow-green leaves
  • Diabolo: red leaves that turn bright orange in autumn / creamy white flowers / also known as the Devil's Shrub
  • Angel Gold: yellow-green leaves, which are decorated in the spring even by a copper edge / carries after flowering purple fruits / low stature height up to about 1.2 meters
  • Little Devil: needs a sunny location / grows only about 1 meter high, so can also find their place in the flowerbed
  • Darts Gold: Also known as the Dwarf Pheasant's Parrot / has bright yellow (light green) foliage and reddish flowers
  • Nugget: lime-green foliage / ideally suited for hedge planting / growth height approx. 2 meters / good cut tolerability
  • Lady in Red: red-leaved / up to 3 meters high / quite robust variety
  • Diable d'Or: fast-growing, red-leaved variety / good cut tolerant / white flowers from May to July


Since the pheasant's pens are offered in many different colors, a pretty garden hedge can be created in combination of all varieties.

Care tips for the pheasant pens

Once planted and well grown, the pheasant's pear needs little additional care in the following years. Here are a few tips to help your beauty a little:

┬╗Tip 1 - pruning:

The winter-hardy Pheasant's Parrots, a subspecies of the Blasenspieren (also called snowball-like Blasenspiere), grows on average up to 3.5 meters high and wide. However, you can easily reduce the pheasant's foot by regularly cutting back in early spring or autumn. However, you should not carry out a radical cut, but rather often resort to pruning shears.

┬╗Tip 2 - Fertilizing:

Fertilize a pheasant only when needed. Otherwise, it is sufficient if you work in the spring a little compost around the plant stem.

┬╗Tip 3 - Watering:

As far as casting is concerned, you do not have to pay much attention to the pheasant's foot. It actually only needs some water in midsummer during prolonged periods of drought.

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