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How to plant and care for snowberries

2022-01-25T10:16:40.345Z

How to plant and care for snowberries Created: 2022-01-25Updated: 2022-01-25 11:07 am By: Janine Napirca Blossoming snowberries © Imago Snowberry twigs are a popular winter decoration. This is how you properly care for the plant, also known as the firecracker bush. Snowberries are extremely popular as a decoration in winter . The branches really look good in a simple vase on the window sill o



How to plant and care for snowberries

Created: 2022-01-25Updated: 2022-01-25 11:07 am

By: Janine Napirca

Blossoming snowberries © Imago

Snowberry twigs are a popular winter decoration.

This is how you properly care for the plant, also known as the firecracker bush.

Snowberries

are

extremely popular as a

decoration in winter .

The branches really look good in a simple vase on the window sill or the dining table.

Snap pea bushes

are colloquially called snowberries because the berries make a loud noise when you throw them on the ground.

Which location is best for snowberries?

Basically, the firecracker bush is

very robust

and can actually grow anywhere.

The optimal conditions for the ornamental shrub are when the soil is definitely

not waterlogged

.

It can be acidic, neutral or basic, dry and more or less nutritious.

However, the snowberries prefer it when the

soil is sandy and loamy

.

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Sun or shade – cracker pea bushes grow.

Less abundant in the

shade

than in the

semi-shade

or in a

sunny

location

, but wind does not bother snowberries any more than salt or exhaust fumes do.

You can even plant the shrubs under other trees or next to paved paths.

In addition, the plant copes well with summer droughts, so you do not have to water it constantly.

When is the best time to plant snowberries?

The best time to plant snap pea bushes

is in spring or autumn

.

Because snowberries' roots don't go very deep into the ground, you can still transplant them years later.

If you want to cultivate several cracker pea bushes to create a hedge, you should place the individual plants about 50 centimeters apart.

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How and when do you cut snowberries?

Firecracker bushes are extremely popular with birds.

Because the wood is very suitable for nesting.

Therefore, according to the

Federal Nature Conservation Act, it is

even

forbidden to cut snowberries between March and September

.

In general, snowberries are tolerant of pruning and can be cut back at any time.

However, you should not forget that pruning causes root suckers and you cannot keep fast-growing firecracker bushes small by cutting.

How to properly care for snowberries

There is not much to consider when caring for snowberries.

In the spring, you can

fertilize

your snap pea bushes

with compost as mulch or potting soil

.

In the hot summer months with hardly any rain, you should water from time to time, but really only if the temperature is permanently above 30 degrees Celsius.

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These diseases and pests can affect snowberries

Snowberries are rarely attacked by pests.

In summer,

aphids can

appear, but these are soon eaten by birds again.

Fungal infestations also hardly ever occur, which is why pesticides are absolutely superfluous for snowberries.

However, you should be aware that

snowberries are poisonous to humans, so you or your children must not eat the berries

.

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Source: merkur

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