Thursday, February 23, 2012

Unique Berries and Fruits

Wonder Berry 
  • 12-24"
  • Full or part sun
  • Potting soil, watered well
  • Sow seeds 1/4" at 70-85 F
  • Keep Moist. Germinates in 2 weeks.
  • More online How to Grow a Wonderberry

Dwarf Blueberry (Northsky) -
  • 2 ft. by 2 ft.
  • Full sun
  • blueberry plants need slightly acidic soils with a pH of 4.0 to 5.0 
  • Good air circulation and drainage.
  • Read More Online 
  • foliage turns a deep red in the autumn
  • mature in July
  • temperatures as low as --45 degrees F
  • Sow seeds in 1/2"
  • Keep moist
  • Germinates in 7-48 days.

Buckthorn Berry - shrub
  • about 3ft hight
  • partial shade
  • loam soils, high organic matter. The plants are very salt tolerant and adaptable to a wide range of soil pH.
  • well drained 
  • More online
  • Soak seeds overnight in water.
  • Sow seeds 1/4" deep in soil that is 70-85 degrees.
  • Keep moist Germinates in 7-48 days
  • Read More Online - Growing Sea Buckthorn

Highbush Blueberry 
  • 4-6 feet tall
  • Full sun
  • sandy loam soil, rich in organic matter
  • well-drained
Read more online: Growing Highbush Blueberry


  • 4 to 6 feet wide.
  • full sun.
  • Cold stratify in freezer for 30-60 days.
  • Sow seeds in 1/4" deep in soil that is 70-85 degrees

Red Huckle berry

  • grows in both full sun to shade
  • 4-10 feet tall
  • Press seeds into soil that is 70-85 degrees F

Cocona Shrub 

  • 6 1/2 ft
  • benefits from a light shade
  • Press seeds into soil tat is 75-85 degrees.
  • Keep moist.
  • Germinates in 7-48 days
  • More about the Cocona Shrub

Elder berry

  • grows 6 to 8 feet
  • Grows in the shade and full sun

Appleberry Vine

  • 6 to 8 feet
  •  in sun or semi-shade
  • roots are susceptible to heat & may need mulching to protect from sun
  • Sow seeds 1/4" deep in saoil that is 75-85 degrees. Keep moist. Germinates in 7-48 days

Buffalo Berry 

  • 6' to 10' tall
  • full sun to partial shade
  • Cold stratify for 30 days
  • Sow seeds 1/4 " deep. at 70-85 degrees
  • Keep moist
  • Germinates in 7-48 days.

Dwarf Crabapple Tree
  • 5-10 ft high
  • Plant crabapples in full sun and where other nearby trees will not shade them excessively. Crabapples flower and fruit best in full sun, but can tolerate light shade. Where excessively shaded, crabapples become more open, flower and fruit less, and experience more problems with powdery mildew. Planting crabapples on hot south or west exposures may force them into bloom too early and thus subject the blooms to late frost damage.
  • Crabapples are fairly drought-tolerant once established, needing only 15 to 20 inches of annual moisture (precipitation plus any supplemental watering). Planting them in high-maintenance turfgrass generally subjects them to more water and fertilizer than they need, often resulting in more incidence of disease. A better location is in mulched beds, receiving drip irrigation or hose-end watering that avoids leaf wetting.

Weeping Fig

  • Height: 45 to 60 feet
  • Spread: 60 to 100 feet
  • USDA hardiness zones: 10B through 11 
  • Light requirement: tree grows in part shade/part sun; tree grows in the shade; tree grows in full sun
  • Soil tolerances: clay; loam; sand; acidic; occasionally wet; alkaline; well-drained
  • Drought tolerance: high
  • Roots: surface roots can lift sidewalks or interfere with mowing
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