Today, there are a very large number of different types and varieties of conifers. Among them, the Green Tower variety of black pine stands out clearly. This conifer, like everyone else, has its own characteristics when grown and used.
The Green Tower pine is an evergreen coniferous tree that does not grow very tall, with a maximum height of 6-7 meters. The crown of the tree is not too spreading, the maximum diameter is about 1 meter.
The spreading of the crown depends on the conditions of the tree. For a year, the growth is usually about 30 cm.
At the age of ten, the tree is considered an adult, its height at this point is usually about 3 meters.
The distinctive features of black pine varieties "Green Tower" include:
- fast growth rate;
- does not like shadow;
- frost resistant;
- does not respond to soil composition, but prefers loose soil, drainage is desirable;
- loves moisture;
- resistant to harmful environmental influences;
- purifies air of impurities;
- resistant to wind;
- in spring there is a chance of burning needles under the sun;
- requires periodic treatment with copper-containing preparations.
The shape of the crown is symmetrical, the tree can be compared with a column, from the top of the tree to the bottom it has the same width.
The color of the needles is saturated. When the plant is young, the shade is brighter, with age it becomes dark green, the length of the needles reaches up to 12-15 centimeters. The length of the cones does not differ from others, reaches a maximum of 10 centimeters. The shoots of this bush are densely packed, the texture is tough, they leave the main trunk at an acute angle, head upward vertically. The root has a core structure.
When planting this kind of conifer, clay soil is needed, it must have a nutrient medium and drainage. After planting, care consists in constantly loosening the ground and watering the plant. In the first year, the seedling needs fertilizer. For good seedling growth, there should be enough sunlight, otherwise the tree will begin to grow asymmetrically, without clear lines.
The Green Tower pine is unpretentious, but grows well on loose neutral, slightly alkaline soil. If there is a lot of acid in the soil, it is necessary to add lime as a fertilizer.
Black pine loves moisture, but not in large quantities, there should not be stagnant water. During the landing process, about 20-25 centimeters of expanded clay or gravel must be added to the dug hole. Such a variety is planted either in the spring - until May, or in the summer.
Instructions for planting a pine tree look like this:
- you need to dig a hole, which will be 2 times more than a lump with the root system of the seedling itself;
- make a drainage system;
- to fill up soil: turfy earth, clay and sand;
- as a primary fertilizer, you need to add 250-350 grams of lime, which is mixed with soil (provided that the soil is acidic);
- you need to add 45 grams of nitrogen fertilizer to the soil;
- plant the sprout so that the neck of the root is above the level of the pit;
- fill the hole with ordinary soil and tamp;
- put a layer of mulch from ripe leaves and compost.
The Green Tower tolerates drought well, but the earth needs to be loosened from time to time. The shape of the crown of the tree must be formed, this tree lends itself well to pruning.
If once a year to remove extra shoots, the crown will be much thicker, and growth is not so intense. If the sun is active in early spring, you need to protect the tender needles of young pines. She is covered with spruce branches, and then they are removed closer to mid-April.
Bubble rust is the main problem of the owners of this tree. In order for such a problem to bypass the coniferous plant, it must be planted next to shrubs such as gooseberries or currants. They will help to avoid plant diseases. One must also remember to maintain a moist environment in the pine soil, despite the fact that the tree tolerates drought well, it loves moisture.
Many varieties of conifers are used in the construction and manufacture of furniture, but this is not the case. Black pine cannot be used for the construction industry, because it is fragile and brittle.
Most often, gardeners use such a variety of conifers in landscape design. Also used to decorate parks of other places of rest.
Such trees look good both in a single planting and in a group with different trees, including deciduous. Such a tree will undoubtedly be an excellent decoration of any garden, park or alley.
About black pine varieties see below.