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.
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
and can actually grow anywhere.
The optimal conditions for the ornamental shrub are when the soil is definitely
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
than in the
or in a
, 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
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
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.
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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