Blueberry Bushes
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Berry bushes and ferns

Zone 02476 | [email protected] added on June 18, 2017 | Answered

Hi, I'm planting a circle of varied blueberry bushes around my precious little Himalayan white birch, How far away from the tree (diameter is only about an inch to date) do you suggest I plant the blueberry bushes? How much distance should the bushes be from one another. Re. ph levels: optimal for 1) blueberry bushes 2) the birch 3) nearby strawberry patch 4) neary raspberry path 5) ph for various ferns in mostly shady back yard. My woodsy garden and I thank you!

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    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on June 21, 2017

    Blueberries will need full sun and the tree may shade them too much.

    You may want to find a different location for them.

    These plants are suggested companion plants for a Himalayan White Birch.
    Boxwood (Buxus); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Sweet Flag (Acorus); Grecian Pattern Plant (Acanthus mollis); Curly Sedge (Carex)

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/blueberries/growing-blueberry.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/raspberry/care-of-raspberry-plants.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/growing-strawberry-plants.htm
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/ferns/taking-care-of-outdoor-ferns.htm

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