Blueberries with a Pear tree??
I am converting an older perennial bed to some edible landscaping. I'm wondering if blueberries will go well with a pear tree. I know both grow well in this area but wondering if they will be good 'companions' in same bed.
The long narrow bed is about 5' deep and 25' long and currently has perennials in it. It faces south but does get later afternoon shade due to my neighbor's Douglas Fir trees on the west. I'd say after 4 pm it is open shade.
I plan to tear out the older Cistus purpea (on their last legs) and also tear out a Buddlia which I'm told is now on the noxious weed list for our area.
I purchased a semi-dwarf Barlett pear which I would like to espalier on a trellis and then use the blueberries ("Chippewa" and "Toro" varieties) as a low hedge in front of the espaliered pear.
Any design ideas to share?