Planting shrubs that bear fruit is a great way to add beauty to your yard and to add some delicious flavor options to your garden. If you've wanted to add some fruit bushes to your landscape, now is the perfect time to do it.
Fall is a great time to plant any trees and shrubs, but it's especially great for fruit-bearing trees and bushes. Fall weather is usually a little cooler, and it's after the fruiting season is over. So your plants can focus their growing energy on just developing a strong and healthy root system. If planted in the spring, they have to split their energy between growing roots, producing leaves, and sometimes fruit as well, though some shrubs will not produce fruit in their first year. By planting in the fall, you may give them enough of a head start to produce a tasty fruit harvest next summer.
Here are 6 fruit-bearing shrubs for Greenville, NC, that you can plant right now.
Little Miss Figgy Fig
Southern Living's Takes the Cake Blueberries
Sunshine Blue Blueberry
Proven Winners Red Zeppelin® Goji Berry
Proven Winners Peppy Le Pom™
If you'd like to add any of these beautiful fruit-bearing shrubs to your landscape this fall, stop by the garden center and have a look at what is available.