I’m a big fan of having landscaping trees and shrubs that are also functional, meaning I like trees and shrubs that are not only beautiful, but they also serve another purpose, such as bearing fruit, or producing flowers for my summer vases, or for drying and pressing.
Fruit trees can be a beautiful part of an edible landscape. I can’t think of anything more beautiful than an apple or cherry tree in bloom in the spring time.
If you’re looking to add fruit trees to your landscape this spring check out this video. The Garden Girl shares some of her edible landscaping tips and tricks.
Some things you need to think about when you’re planning an edible landscape by including fruit trees:
- Consider the space you have available, for most landscaping areas dwarf or semi dwarf trees will work better with the other trees and shrubs you’ll be incorporating.
- Don’t forget to include your favorite varieties.
- Many fruit trees don’t start producing fruit for a couple years, so you may have to have a little patience.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with fruit trees in your landscaping. You can tuck an apple tree in here, and a cherry tree in there for plenty of fruit to satisfy your families summer craving.
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