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Lilac sensation has the appearance of an upright deciduous shrub, three meters high. The inflorescences have an elongated pyramidal shape.
The flowers are large enough, have a loose arrangement. Lilac sensation is a fairly winter-hardy variety. Therefore, it can grow without additional cover. Lilac pests are represented by lilac hawk moth, bacterial necrosis and lilac moth.
- Useful properties of lilac
- Features of planting lilacs
- Lilac care
Useful properties of lilac
Lilac leaves have antimicrobial, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and diuretic properties. Lilac flower tea has an anticonvulsant effect. To prepare such tea, pour two tablespoons of flowers with a liter of boiling water and let it infuse a little. With severe headaches, an ointment from lilac flowers helps well. Lilac ointment can also be used to treat sore joints and various inflammations.
For rheumatism, it is recommended to apply lotions from an infusion of lilac flowers. To relieve fever in bronchial asthma, it is necessary to use an infusion of lilac buds. In the treatment of cystitis, flower infusion helps well, which must be taken three times a day, thirty drops at a time.
Lilac alcoholic tincture is good for the treatment of laryngitis. To prepare this tincture, you need to insist 50 g on one hundred grams of vodka. Lilac bark also has many beneficial properties, so it is used in the treatment of purulent wounds and ulcers. For this, the wounds are covered with bark and wrapped with a bandage. In the early days, the frequency of changing such dressings is four times a day.
Sometime later, the lilac bark dressings are changed only once a day. In addition to all the benefits, lilac sensation also has some contraindications. First of all, you need to remember that the flowers of the plant are poisonous. Therefore, before using flower tinctures, it is best to consult your doctor.
Features of planting lilacs
For planting lilacs, you need to select neutral and slightly alkaline soils. The place for planting lilacs should be well lit, since with a lack of light, the plant may stop blooming. The plant grows and develops best in moist, drained soil. You need to plant the plant on the slopes in the southwest direction. The optimal time for planting lilacs is considered the end of August, the beginning of September.
During the planting process, the soil must be fertilized with organic fertilizers such as compost, humus, wood ash and bone meal.
It is advisable to plant in the evening or in the afternoon, but in cloudy weather. The planting depth of lilac seedlings should be such that the root collar of the seedling is at soil level. Lilac planting scheme - 50x50. If purchased seedlings are used, then you need to ensure that their root system is closed. Otherwise, they do not take root well and require careful care.
Lilac Care Sensation
Since lilac is an unpretentious plant, it does not require particularly careful care. After planting lilacs in the ground, the soil must be watered and mulched. Subsequent watering should be carried out as the soil dries up. Moderate hydration helps the plant grow and develop fully. The most abundant watering should be carried out from May to July.
In the process of watering, you need to ensure that the soil does not become waterlogged. In order not to stimulate the appearance of buds, from the middle of July it is necessary to stop watering the plant. As for fertilizing the soil, you need to know that if the soil was fertilized during planting, then over the next three years, the soil does not require feeding. In the future, soil fertilization will consist in the introduction of organic fertilizing and various mineral fertilizers (potassium, phosphorus and ammonium nitrate).
Also, caring for lilacs consists in pruning it. After the plant stops blooming, the faded brushes must be cut off. It is advisable to prune at the end of summer, since if all the work is carried out in the fall, the next year the lilac may not bloom. Also in the spring it is necessary to carry out sanitary pruning. To completely renew old branches, you need to prune two old branches once a year.
Many gardeners recommend crop pruning. Its essence lies in giving the bush a spreading look. For this, six main branches are left on the bush, at a certain distance from each other. All other branches must be removed. As a result, the bush is given a beautiful shape and appearance. Lilac pruning is recommended before the buds swell.
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