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Q.Do Blueberry Bushes Make A Good Hedge For Landscaping? How Far Apart Should They Be Planted?

Zone 12541 | Lewis added on July 17, 2020 | Answered

The leach field for our septic system is under the front lawn. It is marked by a pipe sticking out of the ground. The contractor suggested planting shrubs to hide it. A short hedge would work well in that area, was thinking that blueberries might be a good idea.

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Answered on July 20, 2020

In this case, near a leech field, I would not recommend it. You don't want to consume anything that grows near one, since the roots have a chance to contact some pretty nasty bacteria. Even a small chance should be avoided. Besides that, blueberries have such specific soil needs that they will probably not do well unless you amend the soil, constantly, in their favor.

I would recommend something that it easy care and something that you will not consume.

Here are some articles that will offer some suggestions:




I highly discourage planting something that you intend to consume in this area, but should you still choose to attempt blueberries, these articles will help:





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