Berries


Raspberries

Whether they are red, yellow, purple, or black, homegrown raspberries are full of robust flavor. These hardy and thorny canes are easy to grow and very productive. Various ripening times and colors make it possible to enjoy harvest from midsummer through fall. Red and yellow fruits grow one or two crops on stiff, arching canes. Black and purple fruits grow one crop on trailing canes that require trellising. Raspberries grow best where they receive long cold winters and a long, cool spring. Well-drained soil is also a must.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
4-9
Plant Type:
Fruit
Plant Height:
6 feet
Plant Width:
3 feet
Bloom Time:
Insignificant flowers
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders





Blueberries

Tasty blue fruits and colorful red fall foliage make blueberries outstanding additions to the landscape. Use them in mixed shrub borders and perennial beds for structure and interest as well as fruit production.

Blueberries demand the right climate and soil but take little care if you provide a site suitable to their somewhat exacting conditions. They require a fair amount of cool weather in the winter and won't grow well in mild winter climates. They grow best in full sun, and well-drained, sandy, acid soil.

Plant at least two varieties for cross-pollination. The most commonly grown blueberry is highbush. Lowbush blueberries grow just 1 foot tall and spread by underground stems to form a dense mat.

Light:
Sun
Zones:
3-9
Plant Type:
Fruit,Shrub
Plant Height:
1 1/2-7 feet tall
Plant Width:
2-10 feet wide
Bloom Time:
Blooms in mid- to late spring
Landscape Uses:
Beds & Borders
Special Features:
Attractive Foliage,Fall Color