Plant snowberry - explained step by step

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Snowberries make a good figure in the garden, especially in winter. You can decide for yourself whether to plant a single shrub or a hedge.

Snowberries are also called peas

The snowberry is also known to many as a banger, as the white berries of the bush burst with a slight bang when thrown or crushed on the ground.

Whether as a single shrub or a hedge plant - the summer-green snow berry always impresses with its decorative berries. For example, it also works great in connection with evergreen shrubs. Especially the berries are an eye-catcher. As a rule, they are white. The resistant shrub is also available with pink or coral berries.

Caution is advised if you have children, because the berries are slightly toxic and not edible. To ensure that the fun does not cause any damage, draw your children's attention and pay attention to thorough hand washing!

Location and ground

The snowberry is an undemanding shrub that grows almost everywhere. Sun, partial shade or shade - you can use the Knallerbsenstrauch everywhere. The soil may be solid or permeable. Important is only a slightly acidic to very alkaline pH. Only in a very dry soil, the snowberry tends to many Wurzelausläufern. With garden peat or compost you can easily improve the soil.

So plant the snowberry properly

1 Put the snowberry in the garden after the last night frosts in May. It is important that you thoroughly water the root ball before planting. In a bucket of water, he sucks completely full. It only takes a few minutes. If no air bubbles rise, the root ball is well moistened.

2 Raise the planting hole so that it is twice as large and deep as the root ball. Then insert the shrub as straight as possible, fill with soil, press the substrate firmly and sprinkle vigorously. It is best to create a casting wall around the plant.

If you plant the snowberry as a hedge, place about two to three plants per meter. When combined with other shrubs, the pernickea shrub needs around the same distance as half the final growth height. For a field plantation you set four to six young shrubs per square meter.

3 In the first few weeks after planting, you need to water the snowberry daily, preferably to mud it down, because it needs plenty of water to grow well. A mulch layer stores the moisture and provides the soil with nutrients.

4 Later, the snowberry needs no special care. The sturdy shrub does not need any fertilizer, and rainfall is usually enough for irrigation. Only in very long, hot periods of drought you have to help with the garden hose.

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