Fruit tree companions

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  1. tcapach

    tcapach New Member

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    Hi,

    I remember seeing somewhere a mention of good companion trees to plant near fruit trees, but can't remember what they were! We are currently planning our small orchard and have one side that needs wind protection - we would like to plant some trees that not only protect from the wind but are also beneficial in other ways...
    Can anybody help us out with some info please?

    Thanks!
     
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    Re: Fruit tree companions

    Would large size bamboo be suitable?
     
  3. sami

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    Re: Fruit tree companions

    Hi there, what about some Lilly Pillies? They're natives, used as a hedge, grow to many different heights, and produce edible berries. Having the flowers on there should encourage the bees too which would help with pollinating your fruit trees..
     
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    Re: Fruit tree companions

    Hi,

    You could also plant different types of legumes and acacias which will fix nitrogen in the soil.
    Many of these can also be used to 'chop & drop' for mulching etc and too 'nurse' the fruit trees while they are young...
     
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    Re: Fruit tree companions

    Coool :razz:
     

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