Słodlin, wisteria spp.

Słodlin, wisteria spp.

Słodlin is rarely planted in the central parts of the country, because it is quite sensitive to frost, in western areas it is more common. It grows very vigorously and reaches a height 10 m, so not very suitable for a small plot of land, but it arouses the interest of lovers of rare and beautiful plants. Its flowers are built like the flowers of acacia (robins), but they form much longer clusters, they have a lovely one, light violet color and delicate, sweet smell. They are most appreciated: Japanese malt (Wisteria floribunda), which also has a cultivar with pink-purple flowers and a very long variety, over half a meter long clusters, and Chinese malt (Wisteria sinensis). These species differ mainly in the time of flowering and the strength of growth. Chinese malt grows stronger, blooms in the second half of May, i.e.. o 2 weeks earlier than the Japanese sweetmeat, and is slightly more resistant to frost than it.

The southern wall of the gazebo is the most suitable place for the malt, because he needs sun and a solid support. Strong bars should be placed against the wall of the gazebo, around which the shoots of this creeper could wind. Such rods are stuck into the ground every 20-30 cm, and fastens their ends to the roof.

Sweet plants require very fertile soil, carious, deeply cultivated and moist.

In winter, a high mound of earth has to be built over the roots. Before the expected period of severe frosts, you can cover the wall with these vines with a straw mat, old bags, etc.. however, it is not necessary, because the malt shoots out root suckers after it freezes over. Such suckers can be - after parting the soil - cut off along with some of the roots, thus obtaining new plants. The care pruning consists in removing dry shoots, damaged and overly thickening the plant. They are carried out in the early spring.