Landscape Plan: Fruit Garden for the Northeast

Relax in this beautiful backyard garden retreat and feast on elderberries, blueberries, strawberries, apples and other choice fruits, all grown on plants that are suited to your climate.

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Plant List

A. Apple (Malus domestica 'Liberty') (1), USDA 5-8; or 'Honeycrisp'
B. Adams elderberry (Sambucus canadensis 'Adams' (1)
C. Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) (1), in 24 to 30"-wide container, hardy to USDA Zone 8b, must be overwintered indoors
D. Seckle pear (Pyrus 'Seckle'), on small trellis (1)
E. Bluecrop and Berkeley highbush blueberry (Vaccinium darrowi 'Blue Crop' and 'Berkeley', two each of two cultivars for cross-pollination, plant 3-1/2 feet apart in acidic soil
F. Hardy kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta, female, and A. arguta, male) one of each for pollination, on arbor
G. Beta or Valiant grape (Vitis 'Beta' or 'Valiant') on large trellis. In southern areas of this region: Niagara grape (Vitis labrusca 'Niagara') (2).
H. Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa), as needed to fill openings in jar; for first-year crop, select day-neutral; for second-year crop, select June-bearers
I. Red Sprite winterberry (Ilex verticillata 'Red Sprite') (7) plant four feet apart, ornamental plant for winter interest and birds, not for human consumption
J. Japanese garden juniper (Juniperus procumbens) (15), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
K. Hot Lips turtlehead (Chelone lyonii 'Hot Lips') (6), plant 2-1/2 feet apart

Key

1. Patio: 8' diameter, brick, concrete pavers or stone
2. Arbor: 4' wide x 2' to 3' deep
3. Large trellis: 5' wide x 5 to 6' tall
4. Small trellis: 3' wide x 4' tall
5. Container: 2' to 2-1/2' wide
6. Strawberry jar: with multiple openings
7. Stepping stones

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