Securanegi's graphic excellence
Securinega can rightfully be called one of the most unusual garden shrubs. Despite the fact that this plant has been used as a decorative culture for more than two hundred years, it still remains rare and exclusive. The main advantage of securinega is the inimitable graphic crown, it attracts universal admirable attention and offers to admire the pattern of branches, creating fancifully delicate patterns. In growing this plant is simple, undemanding is able to give odds to absolutely any more popular garden shrub. Given the elegant look and indispensability for modern landscape design, the still low popularity of securengi seems rather strange.
- Deprived of Attention Securinega
- The use of securinegi in decorative gardening
- Conditions for growing securegi
- Planting and caring for a securega
- Securinegi wintering and pest and disease control
- Propagation of Securinega
Deprived of Attention Securinega
Securinega (Securinega), or Flygea (Flueggea) Is an underestimated, neglected plant. It has practically no shortcomings, while the most popular garden views can “embarrass” the advantages. Nevertheless, it is still difficult to find a securengo; it is still found only in truly selected gardens. Such a low popularity of this shrub remains a mystery.
Despite the rather exotic name, securinega is found in nature and here. This oriental plant, whose wood is very hard and valuable, literally does not lend itself to an ax (for which securinega got its name from the Latin "securis" and "negare" - "ax" and "deny"). Securinega's decorative career has been going on for 200 years. And it is hoped that in the coming decades the plant will survive the long-awaited explosion of popularity.
Securinega is a fairly extensive genus of compact shrubs. But a greater number of species of this plant are common in the tropics and subtropics. And in our country, securega is represented by only one plant, which is used as an ornamental plant and is ranked among the best natural species - Securinega shrub, orSecurinega branchy (Securinega suffruticosa) Today she was retrained into the genus Flugei -Semi-Shrub Flygea (Flueggea suffruticosa), but both synonym names remain equally unpopular.
In the genus of flugeas, to which this beauty is now attributed, there are much more cultivated plants: the number of known species of flyues is measured in almost a dozen. True, these Pyrenean plants are even less common in our country, it is impossible to find them in garden catalogs, and only seeds are rarely found on the market as tropical shrubs that can take root only in the south.
Flugeya-securinega shrubs or branchy - low shrubs, which even in nature, the maximum height is limited to 3 meters. In a culture, it usually does not grow above 2 meters, reaching such sizes at a very respectable age. But this does not mean at all that securinega grows slowly: the plant grows annually by about half a meter in diameter, actively produces more and more spreading thin shoots and literally changes before our eyes.
The crown diameter of securinega is always higher than the height, the bush is sparse, similar to thickets. The plant sometimes forms one or two curved, inclined trunks with a diameter of up to 10 cm, which are decorated with a gray, with a rough bark texture. At the top of the shoots is a kind of fan, or a bunch of twig-shaped branches that create a graphic lace.
But most often, securinega develops as a sprawling shrub with twig, sprawling, straight, slightly curving or arched, hanging, thin shoots. The bark is light yellow, on the old branches - grayish. Thin and uncountable, the securinega shoots are certainly its main decoration. Even the leaves, which bloom unusually late on the plant, do not hide their airy openwork.
Elliptical, whole, modest, but so harmoniously combined with the plant itself, they are arranged next and create a pretty green lace. Yes, and a rich, light and bright color visually distinguishes securinega from other shrubs and seems to highlight the composition.
This shrub blooms quite late in July. The flowering of the securinega is not as impressive as the crown, but it lasts about 50 days, and sometimes longer. This is a dioecious shrub, in which the female flowers are located one at a time, and the male ones are collected in small-flowered bunch-shaped inflorescences. Unlike women’s, they are fragrant, but also inconspicuous: greenish, small, they will not attract attention near, but will perfectly complement the image of an openwork plant.
The fruits of the plant ripen in September, are spheroidal capsules that open very sharply, shooting seeds. While scattering seeds, securenga will attract attention even at a distance. But the fruits themselves adorn the bush. Small boxes that hang like beads from the underside of shoots on surprisingly long and thin pedicels seem almost jewelry pendants on this airy plant. The bush begins to bear fruit already at the age of three.
For securinega, an unusual vegetation is not typical: the stage of active development in a shrub lasts only a little more than four months. The plant starts growing very late, decorating the spring garden with graphic patterns and a fancy pattern of bare branches. Only at the end of May leaves begin to bloom on the plant and securinega transforms into bright green lace.
On the eve of July, delicacy is enhanced by flowering, which perfectly complements the appearance of the crown. And with the advent of autumn, Securinega quickly tries on a brighter outfit: her beautiful crown is painted in a uniform light yellow, which also looks quite unusual against the background of standard shrubs. The beauty of the autumn crown is further emphasized by the fruits.
The use of securinegi in decorative gardening
Securinega can be called a unique shrub. It is indispensable for modern styles of landscape design, since everything seems to consist of thin lines, fancifully woven into an unusual lace. The graphic nature of the crown is not the only, but certainly not in vain who deserves the title of chief, the trump card of this decayed plant. Thin branches create a luxurious, bold, expressive decoration and allow you to "play" in the design with texture and volume of visual effects.
Another important feature of securinega is that this bush, despite its deciduousness, adorns the garden literally throughout the year. Securinega leaves the leaves late, but in the period from dropping bright autumn leaves to the release of new greenery, the plant reveals its true beauty and uniqueness.
Graphic patterns of securinegi adorn the garden in winter, look great under a snow cover, and in spring, they emphasize the beauty of primroses and main stars in an amazing contrast, bringing unusual, bold accents to the garden. In the summer, a plant with a translucent crown instead of the pattern of shoots conquers the delicacy of unusual leaves, and in the fall again manages to stand out against the background of all its neighbors. From the point of view of the game with patterns, drawings, textures of securinega - the plant is truly unique and indispensable.
In the design of the garden, securinega is used:
- as a graphic accent, soloist on the background of lawns or flat areas;
- as a background plant in a modern design that introduces graphic textures and fills the ensembles with a new sound;
- for the edges;
- to create a translucent graphic canopy under tall plants;
- as a skeletal culture, attractive throughout the year;
- as a shrub aggregate;
- in landscape landings with a game on textures;
- in corner or “deaf” places against the background of decorative compositions;
- in mixborders and as a background plant on flower beds;
- to create low hedges.
Securinega goes well with large tree and other shrubs. Moreover, it can be mixed not only with deciduous crops, but also with winter-green species and conifers to create amazing contrasts of textures. When landing as a background, it can be used with any perennials. This plant is not afraid of the neighborhood of even the most striking soloists.
Conditions for growing securegi
This is one of the most undemanding shrubs that can be found. In nature, securinega grows equally well on forest edges, in rock crevices, and on slopes, in ordinary and rocky soils. The plant retains its undemanding to the soil in the garden. Of course, it is better to choose high-quality, well-developed, loose soils for securegi. But securinega will take root on depleted, sandy or rocky ground.
The main thing is to avoid neglected areas and overly compacted, acidic or moist soils and make sure that the soil is airy and watertight enough.
Securinega can take root in any light other than a dense shadow. She feels good in the rarefied shade of large trees, in partial shade, or in lighted areas.
Planting and caring for a securega
This shrub in the middle lane is planted only in spring. When planting, it is better to lay drainage at the bottom of the landing pits, add loosening additives or sand to the soil. The introduction of organic and complex fertilizers is welcome.
Pleasantly surprising with endurance, securega does not need almost any care. Watering the plant is not needed, it tolerates even prolonged drought. Typically, for securinega do not carry out and top dressing. In fact, the only thing you need to take care of is removing damaged shoots and loosening the soil. The bush responds well to mulching. Young securinegs need weeding in the near-stem circle.
Pruning is done at the beginning of June. The late "start" of this shrub, the vegetation of which begins in late May or even later, makes you prune in the summer. But it is not dangerous for the securinega, and all the same, pruning is at the very beginning of the stage of active development.
They do not form on the securinega, but are limited only to sanitary cleaning: all dead sections of shoots that have not recovered after winter should be removed from the bush. Pruning should not be done before: it is impossible to judge how frosty the young growth of this plant is before the release of the leaves.
Securinegi wintering and pest and disease control
This shrub, unlike related classical huts, has sufficient frost resistance for the middle lane. Partial freezing of the branches does not affect their attractiveness, and only young growths freeze in the securegini (up to half the height in unsuccessful winters). Such freezing does not bear any damage to the decorativeness of the bush, neither in winter nor in any of the seasons. Securinega actively produces thin young lashes and quickly recovers.
This shrub is remarkably resistant. Securinega does not suffer from pests or diseases, does not require preventive treatments.
Propagation of Securinega
The excellent shrubby hull-securengue can be propagated both vegetatively and by seeds.
Cuttings of young shoots are considered quite effective: a little more than half of the cuttings take root in a plant when treated with growth stimulants. They are rooted according to standard technology in a mixture of sand and substrate, under a film or hood with frequent ventilation and regular moistening. Rooted cuttings are best immediately transferred to a permanent place.
Securinega seeds germinate only during cold stratification, therefore they are sown under snow or in the spring after keeping for 3 to 4 months at a temperature of 0 to 3 degrees Celsius. Sowing in a permanent place is inefficient due to the requirement of a small depth. Sow seeds in shallow containers, in any nutrient substrate to a depth of about 0.5 cm. Young plants are transferred to individual containers, large boxes or greenhouses as they grow up, and then to a permanent place. Securinega develops very quickly, in the first year it will reach half a meter height and will surprise with a large number of shoots.