Jasmine – Green Hedge
Many people love Jasmine for the unusually delicate aroma of its white flowers. Only a few plants have such a bright smell. Jasmine is also grown in the middle lane. Although you can’t call it a real Jasmine since it only grows in the tropics.
In countries with cool climates, Jasmine can only be grown in indoor conditions or greenhouses. And the fact that it is grown in gardens under the guise of Jasmine, not that other, as “mock orange”. Its name comes from the word “Chub”, which means the element of a pipe for Smoking. Previously, hollow shoots of chubushnik were used for making pipes, but now this is not necessary, the plant is grown for other purposes-mainly to create a hedge.
For a green hedge of Jasmine, regular care is required, which consists of pruning the bushes. If they are not cut, they will look unattractive, old and dried branches will stick out in different directions. But, fortunately for gardeners, Jasmine perfectly tolerates pruning, in the second year of the plant’s life, young branches begin to bloom.
A green hedge made of Jasmine will decorate any garden or infield, protect it from prying eyes. Such a green hedge serves a decorative function when it is winter-hardy and quite undemanding. No one will be left indifferent by the abundant flowering and excellent aroma of this decorative shrub. In addition, the bloom is repeated every year.
Cultivation of mock orange
For planting as a green hedge is the perfect mock orange common. Its crown reaches about 3 meters in height. The flowers of the plant are very fragrant, collected in 5-7 pieces in inflorescences. The plant is hardy and unpretentious.
Jasmine grows well in nutrient-rich soil, but can also grow in poor soils. It is preferable to plant sunny places, it is undesirable to plant where groundwater passes too close to the surface of the earth.
A green hedge in the form of a dense green fence will not grow immediately, first, you need to plant cuttings around the perimeter of the site. If planting occurs in the fall, the cuttings should be ripe, lignified, and in the summer you can plant green cuttings.
Cuttings of Jasmine are very well rooted so that rooting occurs faster, they can be placed in a wet substrate and covered with a glass jar, place in a shaded place. After rooting, you can transplant young plants to a permanent place in the garden. A planted Bush of Jasmine can bloom next year, delighting with beautiful snow-white flowers.
Jasmine is resistant to pests and diseases. Very rarely can be affected by powdery mildew, aphids. Against the latter, an infusion of orange peels helps well.
Special attention should be paid to pruning the Jasmine, it should be repeated annually, it is necessary to remove aging and dried shoots. To ensure that the shrub does not lose its decorative properties and grows well, you need to thin out its shoots and remove faded inflorescences. This care will promote better growth and even more abundant flowering.