8 best fruit and berry bushes for the garden
In the hands of caring gardeners, berry bushes can become a real decoration of the site. The lovingly grown fruits will delight you with a delicious harvest throughout the season.
Fruit trees and berry bushes for the garden
The arrangement of the garden plot is not complete without fruit and berry bushes and trees. In a garden with a beautiful landscape design, there should be a place for a berry bush: raspberries, gooseberries, currants, sea buckthorn, honeysuckle, blackberries, blueberries, irgi. We offer you an overview of the most popular shrubs.
Surely you have heard about the wonderful properties of raspberries. It is difficult to imagine that raspberry bushes used to grow exclusively in forests. And only several centuries later they began to breed it in garden plots. Raspberries have a lot of advantages; they are simply necessary in the garden. Shrubs, depending on the variety, have red berries, less often yellow and purple-black.
Varieties of raspberries
- Traditional varieties of early, middle and late ripening. They adapt to any conditions. The disadvantage is low yield.
- Large-fruited are considered high-yielding. They allow growing berries up to 12 grams each.
- The most popular are repaired. They begin to bear fruit in the first year.
Berry bush requires regular watering, loosening and fertilization. Planting is done in spring or autumn. For the winter, the soil around the bush is insulated. In the spring it is necessary to trim and tie. All of the above measures will be useless if the shrub is not protected from disease.
Harvest with gloves, since bushes of many varieties have thorns on the branches.
Gooseberries are often called northern grapes or Russian cherry plums. An unpretentious crop gives good yields. Bushes feel great in lighted areas. They are afraid of shadows and waterlogging. You can find gooseberries in almost all regions. Bushes begin to bear fruit from the third year. The berries can be green, yellow, or reddish-brown. There are at least 1500 varieties
Unlike currants, gooseberries are not afraid of drought.
- European varieties are praised for their high taste. The disadvantage is the instability to disease and frost.
- American - are not afraid of drought, give a good harvest. In terms of size, the berries are inferior to European varieties.
- Hybrid - combines all the best. In garden plots, they are considered the most common.
Gooseberries do not tolerate acidic soils; it is recommended to add garden compost and lime to the planting trench. Bushes are planted in September. When planting in spring, the plant may die. Old and dry branches must be pruned. Collect gooseberries as they ripen. Due to the thorns on the branches, it is better to do this with gloves.
In the garden, blackberries are grown relatively recently, before they could be found exclusively in the wild.
In terms of healing properties and taste, it surpassed raspberries. A shrub with a perennial rhizome was not in demand due to its sharp thorns. However, thanks to breeders, varieties without thorns have appeared. It has an external resemblance to black raspberries. It tastes sour.
- Erect blackberry - is considered the most common. The bushes give a good harvest and save space on the site.
- Semi-creeping varieties are extremely rare. Experienced gardeners recommend planting this particular variety.
- Repaired blackberry - allows you to harvest 2 crops per season: June, August.
It gives a rich harvest on well-fed land. In erect varieties, it is necessary to tie up young stems. Planting blackberries is carried out in a trench strictly along the line, otherwise there may be difficulties in care. During the fruiting period, the bushes need to be watered abundantly.
Edible varieties of honeysuckle are popularly called "rejuvenating berries". The name did not appear by chance, since the berries contain an element of youth - selenium. Shrubs bloom beautifully, so they are often used for decorative purposes. However, to a greater extent, the berry is valued as a useful storehouse of vitamins.
It ripens in mid-May. The berry has a slightly bitter specific taste.
- Long-fruited honeysuckle - medium-sized bushes are distinguished by the cylindrical shape of the berries.
- Hybrid varieties - bred by breeders by crossing berry varieties.
- Mid-late varieties - allow you to harvest honeysuckle until late autumn.
Bushes do not tolerate shade well. When choosing a place for landing, it is better to give preference to sunny places. Suitable for planting both in autumn and spring. In the spring, this must be done before the growing season. Honeysuckle grows slowly so that the bush takes root and fructifies well, it is fed.
Bushes 6-8 years old require sanitary pruning. Dead branches must be removed... Young shoots do not need to be cut.
Perennial currant bushes can be found in garden plots and plantations. Berries are famous for their taste and useful properties. Bushes, unpretentious to care for, allow you to collect rich harvests. It is almost impossible to choose one single variety for the site. The best option would be to grow several species at once. Saplings adequately overcome the harsh cataclysms of nature in a cold winter.
Varieties of currants
- Black currant of early, medium and late ripening. Large-fruited varieties are considered the most popular.
- Red currant - differs in more weighty bunches. Bushes can grow without transplanting for up to 20 years.
- White currant - a variety in taste and benefits is not inferior to red.
- Hybrid varieties - bred by breeding gooseberry and currant varieties.
Produces a good harvest in well-drained soil. Cannot be planted in an acidic environment. Loosening of the soil is required during the growing season. Do not allow the soil to dry out; in dry weather, it is necessary to provide watering.
In the fall, you need to rejuvenate the bushes by pruning outdated branches.
In many regions, it is considered a rare berry. Most often it can be found in the wild. There is a growing interest among gardeners in growing promising varieties on their plots. Thanks to proper care, you can have a good harvest of healthy berries.
Blueberries resemble blueberries in appearance.
- Tall varieties - feel good as a hedge. Their bushes are branched, the berries are intense, blue or blue.
- Low-growing blueberry - blooms magnificently in spring, pleases with excellent harvests and the neatness of the bushes.
- Southern varieties - were eaten away by hybridization for cultivation in arid climates.
At home, it is better to grow not wild, but more adapted cultivated varieties. Bushes take root well regardless of the method of planting by seeds or dividing the bush. Pruning is carried out on adult bushes, starting from 5-6 years of plant life.
Blueberries are very picky about the soil, they need to create fertile conditions.
Sea buckthorn bushes can be found near water bodies, which is why they are often called "sea thorn". Experienced gardeners manage to successfully grow it in their plots. The use of berries is very wide, they are mainly used for medicinal purposes. Sea buckthorn oil is considered especially valuable.
Varieties of sea buckthorn
- Early, middle and late ripening - garden varieties of sea buckthorn.
- Botanical variety - practically has no thorns.
- Large-fruited varieties are sweeter in taste, do not have thorns.
The bush will bear fruit if a female and male specimen of sea buckthorn is planted next to... For the winter, it requires covering the soil, it does not tolerate severe frosts very well. Pruning is carried out in the spring. A bush aged 8-12 years old requires rejuvenation under the stump. It is not necessary to water the plant, unless in a drought.
A beautiful plant is often used as an ornamental shrub. And only a few people know how useful berries grow on it. Having once tasted irgi berries, the gardener will definitely want to plant a bush in his area. The plant is not only useful, but also winter-hardy, withstands harsh weather conditions.
To the taste, dirge berries are somewhat reminiscent of cherries.
- Alder-leaved irga is a shrub that blooms profusely in spring. In autumn, the leaves are painted with a bright color. You can get up to 10 kg of berries from a plant.
- Canadian Irga is a tall, tree-like shrub. The berries are fleshy and tasty.
- Irga blood-red is a slender, medium-sized shrub. The berries are very juicy, with a thin, delicate skin.
It is considered an unpretentious plant, practically does not require maintenance. Shrubs love abundant watering, especially during the growing season.
The first 2-3 years it is necessary to form a bush by cutting. At a later age, the plant is rejuvenated.
Berries attract birds, the crop must be harvested in a timely manner as they ripen.
By planting several varieties of shrubs, you can diversify the assortment of fruit seedlings in the garden. Regarding the choice of plants, it is so great that it will not be possible to advise anything with certainty. Species and varieties must be selected taking into account the individual characteristics of the plants.
8 best shade-tolerant shrubs
Without shrubs, flaunting either impeccable decorative foliage, or ideal trimmed forms, or a scattering of luxurious inflorescences, it is impossible to imagine a single garden. And the first when mentioning garden bushes always come to mind the most popular species growing on sunny, sun-drenched areas - roses, action, junipers. It should be borne in mind that there is a place for shrubs where the lighting is much more modest. They can become a real lifesaver when decorating shaded areas, create not only a secluded atmosphere, but also effectively fill the space.
Shade-tolerant hydrangea is oak-leaved. © Carolyn
Where conditions are unfavorable for planting most herbaceous perennials, shade-tolerant shrubs will perform not one, but several tasks at once, while not inferior in decorativeness to their more popular competitors, sun worshipers.
We present to gardeners the Top 8 best spring decorative flowering shrubs and trees according to Yaskrava Klumba
1. Forsythia... Forsythia opens the spring bloom parade. Blooming forsythia bushes look like a real sun in the spring garden. In a favorable warm spring, flowering can begin even at the end of March. The uniqueness of forsythia is not only in its super-early flowering. And also in the fact that yellow bell-shaped flowers cover the bush "from head to toe." Just imagine, early spring, here and there there is still snow, and bare branches of forsythia are covered with bright yellow flowers in a few days. The uniqueness of forsythia is also in the fact that flowering lasts almost until May, when the flowers are already beginning to cover the blossoming leaves. Want to see forsythia in bloom in February? Place a few twigs in a vase and after a couple of weeks they will bloom with yellow flowers. Forsythia is beautiful, frost-resistant and very unpretentious. The bushes look great in single plantings and look great in hedges. Does not tolerate waterlogged windy areas with strong shading. First of all, forsythia blooms when planting seedlings in a well-lit area.
2. Magnolia. Magnolias bloom in April. And although in recent years, seedlings of frost-resistant magnolia have become available, its flowering attracts crowds in botanical gardens. And you can plant and admire your own flowering tree in the garden. When magnolia blooms depends on the weather. If the spring is early and warm, then the first flowers will open even at the end of March, and with prolonged cold weather - in the middle and even at the end of April, and late varieties - in May. In our catalog are presented magnolia saplings of different types - star, lily, Sulange, Lebner. Magnolia flowers are very large, simple and double up to 20 cm in diameter. Colors - pink, white, purple. The wonderful scent makes magnolias even more attractive. About what varieties of magnolia there are - read the article with a description and photo. And our experts will tell you how to choose a planting site and properly care for magnolia seedlings.
3. Rhododendrons. "Rosewood" - this is how amateurs call rhododendrons. The spring flowering of rhododendrons is attracting the same attention as magnolias. Multi-flowered inflorescences of different varieties are represented by varieties - pink, lilac, purple, white, salmon and other beautiful colors. It used to be thought that spring-flowering rhododendrons are difficult to grow, but everything is simple, the best modern varieties successfully bloom in the spring even among novice gardeners. Planting seedlings as a group makes flowering rhododendrons - the kings of the spring garden. The flowering time depends on the weather in spring, usually from mid-April to early May. How to choose the right varieties of rhododendron seedlings - read the blog. To choose the right soil for planting and care for rhododendrons, be sure to read the article on agricultural technology.
4. Tree peonies. Unpretentious tree peonies adorn the garden with huge flowers up to 20 cm in diameter - at the end of April and in May. Young seedlings gradually grow into lush large bushes up to 180-200 cm, which in spring are covered with flowers of extraordinary beauty. When tree peonies bloom, it seems that you are in the Garden of Eden, adult plants are capable of producing up to 50-70 buds. It is not for nothing that in the best gardens, bushes of tree-like peonies necessarily grow. They are very durable, capable of blooming for decades. Flowers can have different colors - pink, white, purple, red, etc. Seedlings of tree peonies are very hardy. Recommendations for choosing varieties and types of peonies - read our blog. Despite the amazing flowering, the agricultural technology of tree peonies is quite simple and our experts talk in detail about caring for them.
5. Lilac. What does the spring month of May smell like? Of course, lilac. Blooming fragrant clouds of lilac literally envelop the garden. You can choose from a wide variety of varieties, from low compact varieties for a small garden to gorgeous large bushes decorated with white, pink, lilac, burgundy inflorescences. There are even bicolors, such as the Sensation variety. There are own-rooted and grafted seedlings. Those varieties that do not always winter reliably are grafted onto a frost-resistant stock. Most varieties winter well, are highly resistant to disease, grow quickly and bloom regularly. Lilac is one of the most unpretentious spring flowering shrubs. Experts from Yaskrava Klumba tell you how to choose lilac varieties for your garden.
6. Chubushnik (jasmine). The sweet aroma of mock orange, its cute flowers that densely cover large bushes are an integral part of the blooming May garden. Amateurs call the chubushnik "garden jasmine", this erroneous name stuck in the post-Soviet space. But the correct name for the abundantly flowering bushes is chubushnik or philadelphus. When the chubushnik blooms, an exquisite aroma floats through the garden with hints of vanilla, pineapple and tones of strawberries.Flowering begins towards the end of May and lasts about 20 days. Chubushnik is presented in many varieties, how to choose seedlings, what are the advantages of different types - our experts explain. In landscape design, chubushnik is widely used, in single plantings, in hedges, as a background planting for flower gardens and rose gardens, etc. This is a completely unpretentious and easy-to-care plant.
7. Barberry. Barberry bushes bloom in the garden from mid-May. Their delicate flowers are collected in small fragrant inflorescences. Today's market offers different types of barberry, but the most spectacular varieties of Thunberg and Ottawa barberry look in the garden in spring. Against the background of bright red or emerald foliage, yellowish-red flowers of barberry look spectacular and adorn the garden for up to two weeks. Barberries are unpretentious and are often used in landscape design as accents in garden compositions and in hedges.
8. Spirea. Our hit parade is completed by shrubs blooming in spring - spirea. The first to bloom are Wangutta and Spirea gray spireas. These are the spring-flowering species, others bloom in the middle of summer. During the flowering period, the arched shoots of the Vangutta spirea are long, covered with fragrant inflorescences so densely that the silvery leaves are almost invisible. The bushes blooming in May, up to 150-200 cm high, look like a white fountain of flowers. Spirea bushes are undemanding, grow on any drained soils, practically do not get sick, tolerate a lack of moisture, grow quickly and tolerate a haircut well.
Most of the shrubs that bloom in spring are also suitable for creating hedges, all the details in the article: Hedges: we form the garden space, options and choice of plants.
Trees growing in the shade
Even in a narrow shady strip between the house and the fence, you can plant such FRUIT trees as:
- Cherry - especially tall trees tolerate shade remarkably. It can grow in the most secluded places, and at the same time will delight with a bountiful harvest.
- Apple tree - can grow both in the sun and in the shade, its only enemy that should be avoided is the lowlands, where frost can destroy the crop during the flowering of the tree
- Plum and cherry plum - suitable for growing in the shade, trees gain height within 6-8 years, and only after that they begin to bear fruit. Thanks to this, plums receive enough light to ripen the crop.
From the decorative, secluded corners of the garden, they love PINE trees:
- Canadian hemlock. A plant that does not tolerate high temperatures, so the best conditions for it are shade and moderate soil moisture
- Blue spruce. Well adapted to low light conditions, grows in shade and partial shade, prone to dry soil
- Juniper. Unpretentious, grows in the shade and does not require abundant soil moisture
- Yew. Feels great in areas that are illuminated by the sun for a very short time. The small size allows yew to be planted between the house and the fence or in front of the house. Adds growth slowly, loves moist soil
- Siberian fir... Shade-tolerant plant, grows slowly. In the spring, when young cones turn purple, and male oval inflorescences turn yellow with a red bloom, the fir looks especially decorative. It can grow well in sunny places. Therefore, it can be used to decorate the corner where during the day the sun replaces the shadow.
Of the deciduous trees that tolerate shade well, there are a lot of the most unpretentious of them:
- Davidia. A tree with beautiful creamy flowers that look like handkerchiefs hanging from the tree. The plant is thermophilic and prefers a quiet corner of the garden, sheltered from the wind, with diffused partial shade. Davidia is not demanding on soils, but needs abundant watering. Pruning is recommended after flowering
- Birch. Can grow in shady areas, but requires a moist environment. The birch root system takes all nutrients from the soil and 50 liters of moisture per day. But there are also pluses, because birch is very useful. Both buds and young leaves are used for medicinal purposes, birch tar is obtained from the bark, and what a delicious birch sap in spring! A snow-white trunk against a background of neat green leaves in summer and a bright yellow color in autumn delight the eye with its beauty
- Beech. This tree species is one of the most shade-tolerant, withstands long-term and strong shading. Therefore, they can be used for decorative plantings on the north side of the house and under tree crowns. It grows slowly. Its trunk is covered with a thin gray bark with a silvery tinge. The crown is wide, dense, The foliage is glossy, glossy, dark green, in the fall it becomes bronze-golden or orange
Other varieties of shade-tolerant shrubs
The range of plants suitable for planting in the shade is not limited to the listed species. Among other cultures:
Weigela is another striking representative of shrubs that prefer shade. It blooms beautifully from the end of spring. Weigel planting is practiced to decorate the space near fences or as part of a hedge. She will also be able to grow under a large tree.
Wisteria is very beautiful during its lush bloom. Garden pergolas, arches, gazebos are decorated with this culture, planted along walls or fences. Forsythia during the flowering period is covered with bright yellow inflorescences. It visually "warms" a dark place in the garden.
Attention! This shrub sheds its foliage before winter.
The snowberry is especially valuable during fruiting. Fruits grow on it for a long time, until the first frost. The berries are white, with a slight green or pink tint and blush. Rhododendron is another popular shrub in the climate of the Russian Federation. It grows, even if shaded, in ascetic conditions. Differs in very beautiful flowering.
Shade-tolerant plants will help to decorate the most unsightly places on the backyard. The gardener has 3 options for arranging such a corner: fruit, flowering or decorative deciduous shrubs. All of them are distinguished by their attractive appearance.
Saplings of fruit and berry bushes
Fruit and berry bushes are found in almost every garden plot, regardless of the region and climate. After all, this is a crop rich in vitamins, and for the winter compotes, preserves, jams and much more are prepared from it. At the same time, a bush with aromatic and tasty berries can become part of the garden design. In the hands of caring gardeners, the berry bush can become a real decoration of the site, and the lovingly grown fruits will delight you with their excellent taste throughout the season.
The Exotic Garden online store offers a wide selection of fruit and berry bushes of the best varieties, among which you will find your favorite berry:
Our company has a wealth of experience, we regularly monitor and select the best varieties of domestic and foreign selection, which is why there is a huge number of regular customers among our customers. On this page of the catalog you will be able to choose and order the necessary plant among the rich assortment of varieties of seedlings of fruit and berry frost-resistant shrubs. If necessary, our specialists will provide competent advice, tell you about the features of growing and caring for the purchased plant. We do not have a re-grading, so our clients are guaranteed to receive the type of plant that they ordered.
You can familiarize yourself with the rest of our product range in the website catalog. If you still have questions or want to place an order, please contact us by phone +7 (951) 530-54-96, or leave a request on the website, and we will call you back as soon as possible. We sell only high-quality goods and set the most favorable prices for them.
Columnar fruit seedlings for the garden in the online store
The main feature of the columnar fruit and berry trees is their high yield, despite the compact shape of the crown. They can be grown not only outdoors, but also in pots. Other features of columnar cultures include:
- minimal branching
- the presence of various varieties in terms of ripening, which allows you to get a harvest over a long period of fruiting
- a height not exceeding the height of an adult, which guarantees the convenience of collecting fruits.
The yield of columnar varieties for the garden reaches 10-15 kg. This is the reason for their popularity among the huge assortment of seedlings of fruit trees of the nursery. With delivery by mail throughout Ukraine, planting material can be bought inexpensively.