Best Blueberries and Raspberries for Coastal North Carolina?


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Actually I would say tbey could easily be used in a landscape, but they can be tall and leggy, and not particularly dense, so it would need perhaps a casual setting with shorter plants under them or in front. They cane, so thats a little weird
Exactly. I’m sure they can be incorporated into some landscapes, but I’m looking for more of a classic look, so raspberries are going in the tree clearings along the side and back lines of our property along with the support you suggested.

But the blueberry bushes, if they look civil enough, I’d like to integrate into the sides or back of the house:)
 
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Exactly. I’m sure they can be incorporated into some landscapes, but I’m looking for more of a classic look, so raspberries are going in the tree clearings along the side and back lines of our property along with the support you suggested.

But the blueberry bushes, if they look civil enough, I’d like to integrate into the sides or back of the house:)
Lord knows the Elder Euro Cousins on this site have VAST knowledge of what formal can really mean. @zigs, @Ian, @Becky any directions for my new friend? I am afraid I am too rural to even speculate on the subject.
 
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Lord knows the Elder Euro Cousins on this site have VAST knowledge of what formal can really mean. @zigs, @Ian, @Becky any directions for my new friend? I am afraid I am too rural to even speculate on the subject.
I'm afraid I don't have any direct experience with growing raspberries or blueberries, maybe @zigs can help?
 
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I'm afraid I don't have any direct experience with growing raspberries or blueberries, maybe @zigs can help?
Thanks for the quick reply. It was a question of where best to find formal garden images or ideas involving edibles like blueberries, if that makes sense?
 

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Also....would raspberries and blackberries be friends, if i plant them next to each other?
I really wouldn't plant Blackberries (Rubus fruiticosus) All they want to do is conquer the world, they send out arching branches that take root at the tips and very quickly turn a garden into a thorny impenetrable jungle :eek:
 
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Here is a pic of a blackberry Touching down like @zigs described. Once it sends up a cane I cut the old one away.
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@alp do you have any good references for edible plants like blueberry in a more formal garden setting? I am afraid my English to English translation app is broken again.
 

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@alp do you have any good references for edible plants like blueberry in a more formal garden setting? I am afraid my English to English translation app is broken again.
:unsure:And my ability to decipher American English leaves me none the wiser! Ah, we are both hopeless! :unsure::giggle:
 
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Maybe “formal” is not the right word. It’s nit a fancy garden. But just clean look. Maybe I should post photos of my spaces to give you a better idea.

On another note, spoke to the Arboretum folks and will be dropping off a soil sample either today or Monday for them to send out on Tuesday. Results back in two weeks. She recommended planting to cultivars of a Rabbiteye blueberry bushes. The space I’m thinking about is in front of my kitchen windows and will accommodate for decent size bushes easily. I’m really hoping that space will work. Be back with pictures in a little bit!
 

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