A Fruit Garden for the South

Follow this detailed plan to create a lovely sitting area that's a treat for the senses.
Fruit Garden Plan

Fruit Garden Plan

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

Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

A plan for an edible fruit garden.

Find suggestions for design and plantings for a Southern fruit garden here.

Plant List 

Southern Fruit Garden Plan

Southern Fruit Garden Plan

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

Landscape plan by Hortus Oasis/Illustrations by Simutis Illustrations

Try these fruits in your Southern garden.

A. Loring peach (Prunus persica 'Loring') (1) 

B. Celeste fig (Ficus carica 'Celeste') (1) 

C. Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) (1), in 24 to 30"-wide container, hardy to USDA Zone 8b, must be overwintered indoors 

D. Oriental persimmon (Diospyros kaki) (1), on small trellis 

E. Misty and Sharp Blue highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) (5) 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. Southern Home muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia 'Southern Home') (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. Yellow anise (Illicium parviflorum) (7), plant 3-1/2 feet apart 

J. Dwarf Asian jasmine (Trachelospernum asiaticum) (22), plant two feet apart 

K. New Gold lantana (Lantana camara 'New Gold') (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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