Mulberry

Mulberries are large, fast-growing trees that are good fruit producers for humans and wildlife. The fruit resembles a slender blackberry and has a mild flavor. The fruit drops when ripe and may be harvested by shaking the tree. The fruit is borne on the current season’s growth and ripen in May in Georgia. The three…

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Black Chokeberry

Aronia melanocarpa, commonly known as Black Chokeberry is a native shrub throughout most of the southern US.  It is a member of the deciduous Rosaceae family of plants and is partial to wetlands and is commonly found in wet, swampy areas but it can survive a range of medium wet to well-drained soils. Chokeberries are…

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Blackberries

Plant Blackberries Space your Blackberries 5-6′ apart.  If planting in rows, space rows 5-8ft apart.  Amend the soil if necessary to make sure it is rich, moist but well-drained.  Blackberries like slightly acidic soil. Plant on a slight mound and at ground level.  Mulch heavily with straw or bark. Trailing blackberries should have a trellis…

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Pinecone Ginger

Pinecone Ginger Zingiber zerumbet Zone 8-10 Full sun to partial shade High humidity & moist soils. Propagate by rhizome in late winter to early spring Common names: wild ginger, shampoo ginger or pinecone ginger. 3-4ft tall Native to India and SE Asia. Dormant in winter Pinecone-shaped flowers produce a creamy liquid substance that may be…

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