|Light Ilex aquifolium
continental : Plant which needs at least a few hours a day of solar rays.
alpine : These plants love very sunny positions, which are directly exposed to sunrays even for many hours a day.
mediterranean : These plants can be placed in a very bright place, possibly sunny, directly under the solar rays for a few hours a day.
continental : The Ilex aquifolium needs very frequent watering; during this period of the year we advise watering even every 10-11 days using 1-2 buckets of water, trying to keep the substratum always slightly damp.
alpine : We advise frequent watering, every 10-11 days using 0-1 buckets of water, so that the soil is always a bit humid.
mediterranean : The watering must be very regular and frequent, using 2-3 buckets of water, so that the soil is always slightly damp, avoiding excesses and water stagnation. A good rule is to wet every 10-11 days.
Fertilize Ilex aquifolium : Usually fertilizers arenít used during the summer; should we notice a development of spot virus on the leaves, caused by nutritional lacking, letís add specific fertilizers. If weíre planting new shrubs, letís always remember to add mature organic fertilizer, or slow release granular fertilizer.
Pests Ilex aquifolium : During the summer months it is best to apply precise treatments, specifically against each type of parasite, to be used only when we have already noticed the presence of fungus or insects on our plants; these treatments should be applied during the coolest hours of the day. In general during this period of the year an infesting of ticks and rust is very likely to occur, because its development is favoured by dry climates.