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Fir (Larix decidua)

Fir (Larix decidua)

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Cultivation of Larix decidua:

  • Larix decidua, commonly known as common fir, is a deciduous tree that is grown as an ornamental plant.
  • Prefers sunny or semi-shady places.

Maintenance of Larix decidua:

  • Watering: Young plants need regular watering to ensure that the soil remains moist but not too waterlogged. Adult plants are adapted to drier conditions and do not require as much watering.
  • Fertilization: Fertilize the plant once a year in spring or early autumn using a conifer fertilizer.
  • Pruning: Proper pruning is not necessary for Larix decidua, except to remove damaged or dry branches.

Benefits of Larix decidua:

  • Decorativeness: Larix decidua has attractive needles that are green in summer and turn yellow in autumn before falling. This creates a spectacular display of color in the garden.
  • Fast growth: Larix decidua is known for its fast growth, which makes it a popular plant for forming hedges or quick shades.
  • Resistance: This species is quite resistant to various diseases and pests, which makes it relatively easy to grow.
  • Ecological benefit: Larix decidua has the ability to improve soil quality, reduce soil erosion and provide shelter and food for birds and other animals.

It is important to note that Larix decidua has a developed root system and requires sufficient space for growth. Also, this plant has the potential for great growth, so it's important to consider available space when planting.

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