Berry bushes and ferns
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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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)