Landscape Plan: Fruit Garden for the Upper Midwest
Create a beautiful destination sitting area for your yard, and enjoy the fruits of cold-hardy cultivars.
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A. Reliance peach (Prunus) 'Reliance' (1)
In southern areas of this region: Glohaven peach (Prunus 'Glohaven') (1)
B. Dwarf Jonafree apple (Malus domestica 'Jonafree' dwarf) (1), request dwarf form
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') (1), on small trellis
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, hardy to USDA Zone 4
G. Concord grape (Vitis 'Concord') (2), on large trellis
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. Compact Koreanspice viburnum (Viburnum carlesi 'Compacta') (7), plant four feet apart, USDA 4-8
J. Bar Harbor creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis 'Bar Harbor') (15), plant 2-1/2 feet apart
K. Northern dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis) (11), plant 18 inches apart. In southern areas of this region: Hameln fountain grass (Pennisetum alopecuroides) 'Hameln' (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
Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis
Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations
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