I would like to know how the roots of apricot and fir trees develop and how deep they can go. I inform you that the thickness of the ground is 70cm and below this there are garages. Hello and thanks.
Dear Walter, thank you for contacting us and for writing in the "Questions and answers" section. The two plants in question, apricot and fir, are plants with a superficial root system. The roots of these two plants develop in a maximum of 40-60 centimeters of soil and do not reach the deeper layers of the soil. The root system of these two plants thus develops on the surface, expanding a lot in width and a little in depth. One of the main problems of plants such as spruce, equipped with an apparatus that develops superficially and therefore not anchored very well to the ground, is the possible uprooting or crash. As can also be seen in the woods and forests, the spruce is often subject to wind crashes, that is, it is uprooted by high-powered winds that sometimes blow in many areas of our country. In an urban environment, in which buildings, roads and sidewalks hinder and force lateral root growth, plants with a superficial root system are more prone to wind crashes, because a large growth of the canopy does not correspond to an equally impressive growth. radical. The plant therefore undergoes considerable imbalances and the forces and weights that weigh on the hypogeal part, that is, on the roots, become unsustainable and at the first gust of wind of a certain force the plant can fall and cause serious damage to things, to people and the surrounding infrastructures. Furthermore, a second problem of plants that develop a superficial apparatus is that they often raise asphalt, cobblestones, avenues and all the infrastructures they find in their path. The force and pressure that a root can develop is truly impressive and in the case of superficial root systems, unpleasant problems and damage to the structures adjacent to the plant can occur over time.
Apricot trees, native to Asia Minor, love heat, tolerate drought and fear wetlands.
They form small trees with a rounded tip that widen over time, reaching 6/8 m in height in adulthood. The white, early flowering (towards the end of February / beginning of March) fears late frosts: the flowers die at -2 ° C.
In cold areas, it is essential to plant them in a sunny and sheltered position. The fruits ripen depending on the variety from late June to August. They thrive in any type of soil, even calcareous, except those that are too humid or clayey. The trees are sold bare-rooted from October to April, in the form of mini stems or half stems. Fructification occurs in the 2/3 years after planting.
The varieties are self-fertile and do not need the proximity of other apricot varieties.
• Bergeron it is the best known variety, its large orange fruits with firm and fragrant pulp, very sugary, are ripe in late July and early August.
• Polonais it is an excellent late variety, towards the end of July, with melting and fragrant fruits.
• Golden Aprigold it is a dwarf variety that does not exceed 1.50m in height and width, particularly suitable for small gardens, and in pots on balconies and terraces the amber yellow fruits ripen in July.
Giovanni di Riese pius X (TV) asks:
Yes, yes, I remember the question well.
Well, it seems to me that you did things correctly, rooting times in conifers are very longmonths even in suitable structures such as those in the nursery, therefore I wouldn't expect roots until late April if not May and yes, the percentage seems reasonable to me.
Let me know.
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This recent article lists the periods and methods in which to carry out the cutting of the roots, the binding of the branches, the fertilization, the irrigations and finally the repotting.But it goes without saying that each species has its natural characteristics and that by virtue of these needs vary by species. Let's see the basic ones of these 6 types of Bonsai that have the name starting with the letter A.
Bonsai cultivation rules: Spruce, Maple, Apricot, Aralia, Orange, Azalea
Also known as the Christmas tree Fir Bonsai, Picea Jezoiensis, is a resistant, evergreen pyramidal shape that has hanging pine cones as its fruit. There are various species of fir trees, as nature is truly generous in terms of plants.
The silver fir it has a pyramidal shape and erect pine cones. Also known as Abies Alba it is a very beautiful evergreen tree suitable for growing as a mini tree.
The red maple bonsai it is one of my favorites due to the leaf coloring and light foliage that make it elegant. There are many varieties of Maple for bonsai: Acer Plamtum, Acer Campestre, Acer Griseum, Acer Japonicum, Acer Grosseri.
It is a beautiful fruit tree that takes the name of Prununus mume.
This Aralia Ming has beautiful foliage and the bonsai are really pretty. Its scientific name is Polyscias Fructicosa has an erect shape, it is an arboreal plant that rarely blooms.
Orange bonsai such as lemon and Japanese mandarin are plants with persistent leaves, therefore they are evergreens with very decorative glossy foliage. Known as Citrus simensis, C. Bigardia, C, Mitis and Citrus Aurantium. These are native to China, which produces orange fruits and fragrant white flowers.
Who does not know the splendid flowering of azaleas? The Azalea Bonsai known as Rhododendron (various species) is a shrub with thick leaves that gives abundant blooms with flowers of various colors and shades: pink, purple, lilac, white etc.
We have seen some types of bonsai cultivation rules: Fir, Maple, Apricot, Aralia, Orange, Azalea some species known in alphabetical order, in the next article we will discover those with the letter B.