companion vine for an apple tree

NewGardenerJune 3, 2003

Is there a companion vine/plant for an apple tree.

I have an apple tree which is about 10-11 feet tall

now. Located in full sun. Has anyone tried it.

Does it have any adverse affect on the apple tree.


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shadeeladee(z5 KS)

How about clematis? They won't harm a tree unless you use Sweet Autumn, which is too heavy I have been told.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2003 at 10:48PM
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What about Cardinal Climbers? Very light and very pretty. Attracts hummingbirds.

    Bookmark   June 20, 2003 at 2:12AM
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Clematis is an excellent choice!!!!

    Bookmark   July 5, 2003 at 5:42PM
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I have had the same question for awhile now! Thanks for posting everyone :)

    Bookmark   February 20, 2008 at 2:01AM
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zengeos(5 Maine)

peas and pole beans are fine as companion plants. They fix nitrogen in the soil which releases to the tree roots. Some sites list them as specific beneficial plants for fruit trees in general. Perhaps bush beans would have a similar effect. In any case, you not only get a fruit crop, but you also get peas or beans!

    Bookmark   March 5, 2008 at 10:22PM
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Nasturtiums work great

    Bookmark   April 15, 2008 at 1:48PM
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