If you like ornamental shrubs, you will love the pheasant spars. It is not only easy to care for, but also beautiful. Here are some varieties and care tips.Very pretty: the pheasant spar
The actually red-leaved pheasant sparrow is one of the really easy-care and abundantly blooming ornamental shrubs (including with berries), which is why it is ideal for almost all gardens of our latitudes.
Fast-growing pheasant spars can cope with almost all locations, because they thrive equally well in the sun and penumbra and also make hardly any demands on the prevailing soil conditions. But first some varieties are presented below that just look great in every garden.
Pheasant spar varieties:
- Summer Wine: red-leaved variety with white-pink flowers / lower growth height up to approx. 1.5 meters
- Luteus: from May this variety already has its white flowers / yellow-green leaves
- Diabolo: red leaves that turn bright orange in autumn / cream-white flowers / is also known as a devil's shrub
- Angel Gold: yellow-green leaves, which in spring are even decorated with a copper rim / bears violet-colored fruits after flowering / low stature up to approx. 1.2 meters
- Little Devil: needs a sunny location / grows only about 1 meter high, so it can also find its place in the flower bed
- Darts Gold: also known as dwarf pheasant spar / has bright yellow (slightly green) foliage and reddish flowers
- Nugget: lime-green foliage / best suited for planting hedges / growth height approx. 2 meters / easy to cut
- Lady in Red: red leaves / up to 3 meters high / quite robust variety
- Diable d'Or: fast-growing, red-leaved variety / well tolerated by cut / white flowers from May to July
Since the pheasant spar is offered in many different colors, a pretty garden hedge can be created in combination with all varieties.
Care tips for the pheasant spar
Once planted and grown well, the pheasant spar hardly needs any additional care afterwards. But here are a few tips to add a little extra to her beauty:
»Tip 1 - Cut back:
The hardy pheasant spar, a subspecies of bladder spars (also called snowball-like bladder spars), grows on average up to 3.5 meters high and wide. However, you can easily keep the pheasant spar smaller by regular pruning in early spring or autumn. However, you should not make a radical cut here, but rather use the secateurs more often.
»Tip 2 - fertilize:
You only need to fertilize a pheasant spar when needed. Otherwise, it is sufficient if you work in a little compost around the plant stem in spring.
»Tip 3 - casting:
Also when it comes to watering, you don't have to pay much attention to the pheasant spar. It actually only needs some water during long dry periods in midsummer.