Good Blueberry companions

ryank817February 1, 2014

I planted a row of blueberry bushes in my renovated flower bed earlier this winter, and I'm trying to get a good companion to go around them. The pH of the bed is 5.5 and I'm taking steps to get it even lower, and the soil was originally fairly heavy Georgia clay that I amended with tons of compost and organic material. I want a very low growing plant that can be a living mulch and maybe even attract more bees, but can also thrive in that low pH and not be a lot of competition for the blueberries. I'm thinking sweet alyssum might do the trick, but I have no experience with it. Anyone think these would go together? Anyone know or have experience with other blueberry companions?

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paleogardener(9)

I have two blueberry bushes here in socal that are very happy with salvia coccineas...the scarlet & pink/white varieties. They are a good living mulch & if you yank em a good compost green.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2014 at 11:25PM
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Prairie_Sima(4a)

Blueberries with pines (e.g. mugo pine). They both like acidic soil and falling needles for pines make soil more acid for benefit of both plants. Plus they have different root system - blueberries roots more shallow and pine grows deeper so they don't disturb each other.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2014 at 12:42PM
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