Choose plants to plant together in your garden or decorative arrangements based on their biological characteristics: relationship to soil, light, moisture, snow, and water table. In this Bubgo article, you'll find out which trees and shrubs are best for your garden.
Where can I plant Plum, Sea buckthorns, Buffaloberries?
For Plum, Sea buckthorns, and Buffaloberries, choose a place with little snow, plenty of light, and neutral or slightly alkaline soil. When planting these crops, drainage is usually established and a small amount of fertilizer is applied: 11-17 lbs (5-8 kg) per bush of organic fertilizer, calcium superphosphate mixed with phosphate powder (100-200 g), and up to 2.2 lbs (1 liter) of wood ash.
Care includes moderate watering (once or twice per season) and mulching. It is best not to till the soil beneath these crops. The shrubs have a productive life of 15-18 years.
Where to plant European Gooseberry, Redcurrant
Choose a snowy location for European Gooseberry and Redcurrant. These crops do not require much fertilizer and irrigation but do not tolerate soil compaction. The bushes are productive for 12-15 years.
Where to plant ornamental shrubs
Choose a spot with snow and plant Japanese spirea, Thunberg barberry, and Potentilla. these shrubs are not frosted tolerant but recover well after pruning and do not require fertilization or watering. They can be used to create clipped borders or in groups with berries. potentillas and spireas have an ornamental life of 5-7 years and barberries up to 15 years.
Spring-flowering mock oranges, vesicles, Deren, Myrciaria, golden currant, and viburnum are good for loose hedges. They are quite hardy, long-lived (15-20 years), and recover well from snowfall and pruning. These crops require minimal sanitary pruning in the spring and rejuvenation every 5-7 years.
Where to grow cherry trees
Cherry trees prefer slightly alkaline, light-colored soil. This crop will form shoots, so it should be placed separately from other stunted crops. Bush cherry (prairie cherry) grows well in places with little snow, while common cherry (European cherry) prefers places with snow. Lifespan - 12-18 years, depending on the variety's winter hardiness.
Where to grow apple trees, pear trees, Mountain-ash
For apple, pear, and Mountain-ash, choose a place with deep groundwater - not more than 6.5-8 feet (2-2.5 m). Their longevity depends on the winter hardiness of the species (on average 15-25 years).
Trees prefer moisture only at a young age (adult trees are watered 1-2 times per season) and have medium fertilizer requirements. Compaction of bushes and potatoes between rows is undesirable.
Where to plant raspberries and strawberries
For raspberries and strawberries, choose a warm, snowy place. Raspberries prefer fertile soil. Bushes are productive for 7-10 years and the soil underneath can be moderately tilled. Strawberries need very little fertilizer. Shrubs produce for 3-4 years and do not tolerate root damage. These crops should be watered frequently (4-6 times per season) and not pressed together with other plants.
Where to grow blackcurrants
Blackcurrant is suitable for any place where there is a fertile, medium-hard neutral or weakly acidic reaction soil. Currants are highly wintering hardy and need fertile soil; they will last 8-10 years. Tree hydrangeas will do well in nearby areas.
Where to grow honeysuckle
Fertile, medium-hard, slightly acidic soil is preferred for honeysuckle. It is very durable (15-25 years) and responds well to care (peat, humus). Honeysuckle can be part of any ornamental group with a long-lived crop (spherical azaleas, cone-shaped hydrangeas).
Where to grow hazelnuts
Hazelnut is a demanding crop that requires a fertile location. It grows with regular regrowth, a shallowing of the crown, and partial winter hiding (to produce fruit). Ornamental hazelnut can be planted in any loose hedge.
Where can I grow Actinidia kolomikta, Oregon Grape?
Actinidia kolomikta and Oregon Grape require medium-drained soil. These plants are very long-lived (up to 25 years) and overwinter well in snow, but do not tolerate root damage or compaction.
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