Spring Planting of Dwarf (Grafted) Fruit Trees
I know that taking the time to plant your trees correctly is insurance that their optimum health and productivity is obtained. After deciding on the best planting site my next step is to find out each fruit tree’s particular needs to ensure compatibility. Considerations include; sunlight hours for fruit set, minimum space requirements, wind tolerance, soil type and water needs.
Fruit Tree Decisions
When deciding on what fruit trees and where and how you will plant and harvest them consider these points. Many fruit trees can grow very large and their roots can travel upto 3 – 5 times the height of the tree seeking water and nutrients and become damaged if you dig around them.
Cydonia oblonga Quince trees live to a great age and have showy, white or pale pink ornamental flowers and a delicious aroma as the fruit ripen. As the tree matures the wide, contorted branches make a very sculptural form in the garden. Planting Planting is best done during…
A pear tree looks lovely when covered in their snowy, white blossoms in spring and their autumn foliage adds interest.
Naked Baby (bare root) Trees
In a bare root nursery trees are grown in the open ground rather than in containers. They are lifted for transplanting during the winter when the plants are dormant.
Deciduous trees that provide good shade in summer, leaves turn yellow in autumn and drop. Mulberries can be grown either as (heavily pruned) bushes or standard trees. Some varieties can become very large trees and last 40 years.
Growing the Lemon Myrtle
The Lemon Myrtle is a wonderful evergreen native tree that belongs in your garden for its amazing citrus scent. Although it naturally grows in coastal rainforest areas in Queensland and New South Wales, it has adapted well to cooler climates as long as it isn’t subject to frost when young. In its native habitat it can grow to over 20 metres (66 feet) but in cultivation it would normally only grow to 5-8 metres (16-26 feet).