New fruit shrubs for the garden
In the landscape design of the site, you can use not only ornamental shrubs. Plant decorative fruit plants next to the gooseberries, currants, raspberries we are used to. We present to your attention new types and varieties of fruiting shrubs.
The deciduous shrub is characterized by good winter hardiness, the root system of which is located in the upper layer of the soil. Unlike old shoots of dark gray color, young ones are colored reddish-brown. The plant has fragrant white flowers. Chokeberry shrubs become especially attractive in the fall, when the foliage changes from green to purple-red. The globular fruit is harvested in early September..
For wild and ornamental hawthorn shrubs, the following are primarily characteristic:
- drought resistance;
- frost resistance;
- shade tolerance.
The plant not only looks beautiful, but also good for health. Children like small drupe apples. Blooming hawthorn attracts bees and gives them its nectar.
Dried hawthorn flowers are added to herbal tea. Ripe fruits are used in blanks.
The shrub is deciduous. For cultivation in garden plots, early maturing and medium ripening varieties are chosen. You can get sweet berries by planting a shrub in a sunny place on the site, well protected from drafts. It is preferable to plant seedlings in spring, so that the blueberries acclimatize and get stronger before the first frosts.
The shrub is distinguished by its small size, decorative effect and useful fruits. The eye is attracted by its beautiful bloom in spring and elegant clusters of berries in autumn. In summer, you will see white berries on the bushes, which, when ripe, become shiny dark red. A low curb can be created from a plant, dividing the zones of the site. For planting, both varietal plants and taken wild shrubs are used. With good care, a bountiful harvest will delight both.
As an alternative to garden raspberries for summer cottages, blackberries are chosen. The unusual color of the berries and their sweet and sour taste appeal to both children and adults. The attention of gardeners is attracted by abundant fruiting. Plants will have to be renewed every 10 years. Today, winter-hardy blackberry varieties have appeared on the market, suitable for growing even in Siberia..
It is better to plant seedlings in the fall, because blackberries wake up in the spring early enough, which makes spring planting difficult..
Ornamental apple tree
A decorative apple tree with red leaves will be a wonderful decoration of the garden. In breeding, there are many species and varieties of both the tree form and the shrub form. The apple tree is not whimsical to the soil and planting site. In the spring, the owner of the garden will delight the plant with large fragrant flowers. When ripe, the fruits change color from green to yellow and then red. Small apples are used in conservation.
A species of actinidia with small green fruits is grown in the gardens. Actinidia kolomikta is especially popular. To wait for fruiting, you need to plant two plants next to it. One of them must be female and the other male. The fruit tastes like kiwi. The shrub lends itself well to shaping. Having dropped it off near the wall of the house, you can make a beautiful trellis.
Delicious hazelnuts are loved by both children and adults. Nuts can be grown independently by planting hazel on the site. The shrub always yields a good harvest. Even before the leaves bloom, hazel forms delicate beautiful earrings. By the end of summer, healthy nuts ripen, and in autumn the leaves turn red. For a plant, a bright place of the site is best suited..