Brambleberry Farm
Brambleberry Permaculture Farm LLC

Edible Landscaping Shrubs

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Shrubs

Edible Landscaping

Hip Rose 2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

Pink Hip Rose (Rosa rugosa): Extremely low-care species rose bush that is a breath of fresh air from all the hyper-bred neon-colored roses in most landscapes today. Spines are bristly rather than hooked so they won't "reach out and grab you".  Large single pink flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1" diameter. Super rich in Vitamin C.  Takes up to half-day shade just fine.  Spread aggressively through root suckers.  Stock originally from Hidden Springs Nursery.  Size up to about 5' tall x 4-5' wide.  Zones 3-8  

Large single pink flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1" diameter.  Full Sun to Part Shade.

 

White Hip Rose (Rosa rugosa): Extremely low-care species rose bush that is a breath of fresh air from all the hyper-bred neon-colored roses in most landscapes today.  Spines are bristly rather than hooked so they won't "reach out and grab you".  Large single white flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1" diameter. Super rich in Vitamin C.  Takes up to half-day shade just fine.  Spread aggressively through root suckers.  Size up to about 5' tall x 4-5' wide.  Zones 3-8  

Large single white flowers throughout the year with edible hips up to 1" diameter.  Full Sun to Part Shade.

 

Shrubs

Edible Landscaping

Yellowhorn  2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

 

Seedling Yellowhorn (Xanthoceras sorbifolium): Large shrub.  Drought tolerant.  Very ornamental - full of orchid-like white flowers with yellow spot that turns red, with bright yellow fall foliage.  Interesting feathery foliage that can be brewed into tea.  Flowers are followed by 3 inch decorative seed capsules which split open in three parts with large pea-sized black seeds which are easily cracked open and can be eaten roasted or raw, with a flavor like macadamia nuts.  Hardy zones 5-7.  May need two for pollination.  Full sun to light shade.  

Ornamental flowers and fall foliage, edible nut, plant two for pollination.  Full Sun to light shade.



Shrubs

 

Less Common Fruits

Hardy Pomegranate  2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

 

 

Lubimi Hardy Pomegranate (Punica granatum): These are Russian-bred varieties that have more cold-hardiness than most pomegranates--worthy of trial in our area.  Lubimi is also sold under the trademarked name 'Favorite'.  Pomegranates have gorgeous, red-tinged new growth and glossy green leaves all summer.  Tight, shrubby growth.  Long bloom season in early summer of big red ruffly flowers like a poppy.  Supposedly a zone 7 plant —best in a protected spot, but we as well as another local friend have had good success with them for several winters here in zone 6.  Their tops often die back to the ground, but most have come back from their roots with good vigor in the spring.  In mild winters they survive fully aboveground and those are the years you can get fruits.  We harvested 5 baseball-sized fruits from our Salavatski in the fall of 2013--they were delicious!  

Zone 7 (or protected areas in zone 6), self fertile, but best with a pollinator.  Full Sun to Part Shade.

 

Salavatski Hardy Pomegranate (Punica granatum): These are Russian-bred varieties that have more cold-hardiness than most pomegranates--worthy of trial in our area.  Lubimi is also sold under the trademarked name 'Favorite'.  Pomegranates have gorgeous, red-tinged new growth and glossy green leaves all summer.  Tight, shrubby growth.  Long bloom season in early summer of big red ruffly flowers like a poppy.  Supposedly a zone 7 plant —best in a protected spot, but we as well as another local friend have had good success with them for several winters here in zone 6.  Their tops often die back to the ground, but most have come back from their roots with good vigor in the spring.  In mild winters they survive fully aboveground and those are the years you can get fruits.  We harvested 5 baseball-sized fruits from our Salavatski in the fall of 2013--they were delicious!  

Zone 7 (or protected areas in zone 6), self fertile, but best with a pollinator.  Full Sun to Part Shade.

 

Shrubs

Nitrogen Fixers  2'' plugs $3, Quart pots $6, Gallon* pots $12

 

 

Amorpha False Indigo Bush (Amorpha fruiticosa): Amorpha fruiticosa is an attractive native wildflower shrub. It is a legume, and is often used in permaculture plantings as a nitrogen fixer - usually with the plan to coppice the bush ("chop & drop") because it will reach a fairly substantial size if not chopped down frequently. 15-18' tall and spreading up to twice that width. NOT edible, it's practical benefits are mostly beauty, nitrogen fixing and soil stabilization, and it also has some potential as a natural insecticide. Fast growing, thornless.  

Native nitrogen fixing shrub up to 18' tall, but can be coppiced.  Full to Part Sun.

 

Seedling Siberian Pea Shrub (Caragana arborescens): This is a leguminous shrub that can be planted among other plants to add nitrogen to the soil.  The bee-attracting yellow blossoms in late spring turn to edible pods that can be eaten green like snow peas or left to dry when they are full of small dry beans.  These are 36% protein and can be cooked and eaten by humans, though they are most often given to chickens who readily gobble them up.  Often planted in poultry yards for this purpose.  Shrub can grow to 15’ but are easily kept pruned or coppiced back to much smaller sizes.  Heavy pruning and laying the stems as mulch is also the best way to utilize the nitrogen fixing aspect of this plant (and other N fixers).  Often slow growing in our region - may not be well adapted to our soils or climate.  Best in full sun, and prefers well-drained soil.  Zone 2-9.  

Grows up to 15' tall, but can be pruned smaller, well drained soil, self-fertile.  Full Sun.

We do not ship plants. To reserve plants please either call us, or email us , and schedule an appointment to pick them up. We can also DELIVER  for a fee to our general region.  


*size designations are nominal. We use “trade gallons” (which are slightly less than a gallon) as well as recycled pots that may vary in exact size.  Every plant may not be available in every size listed.  Gallons are common for grafted trees and quarts are most common for everything else.  There are usually a very limited number of two gallon plants available – first come first serve.