A Fruit Garden for the Rockies and High 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.
Fruit Garden Plan for the Rockies and High Plains

Fruit Garden Plan for the Rockies and High Plains

Photo by: Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Choose from this extensive list of plants suited to the Rockies and High Plains when selecting specimens for your fruit garden.

Plant List 

Fruit Garden Plan Overview for the Rockies and High Plains

Fruit Garden Plan Overview for the Rockies and High Plains

Photo by: Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

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 

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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