Landscape Plan: Fruit Garden for the Rockies and Plains
Imagine stepping outside your back door to pick raspberries, strawberries, kiwi, persimmons, apples and pears. Here's a beautiful sitting area for your yard that will taste as good as it looks.
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A. Meader American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana 'Meader') (1), hardy to USDA Zone 4
B. Dwarf Jonafree apple (Malus domestica 'Jonafree' dwarf) (1), request the dwarf form, hardy to USDA 5
C. Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) (1), in container; hardy to USDA Zone 8b; must be overwintered indoors
D. Seckle pear (Pyrus 'Seckle') (1) on small trellis
E. Latham red raspberry (Rubus idaeus 'Latham') (4), plant 3-1/2 feet apart
F. Hardy kiwi (Actinidia kolomikta, female, and A. arguta, male) one of each for pollination, on arbor, hardy to USDA Zone 4
G. Beta or Valiant grape (Vitis 'Beta' or 'Valiant'). In southern areas of this region: Niagara grape (Vitis labrusca 'Niagara') (2) on large trellis, hardy to USDA Zone 5
H. Strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) (as needed to fill openings in jar), for first-year crop, select day-neutral varieties; for second-year crop, select June-bearers
I. Spanish Gold broom (Cytisus purgans 'Spanish Gold') (7), plant four feet apart
J. Bar Harbor creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor') (15), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
K. Sand love grass (Eragrostis trichodes) (7), plant two feet apart
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
Follow this detailed plan to create a lovely sitting area that's a treat for the senses.
Create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard, and enjoy the fruits of cold-hardy cultivars.
Plant the best berries and fruit trees for your Northwest climate, and create a beautiful sitting area at the same time.