I have told my mother that I will plant some pomegranate trees in here yard next spring. This is in Tallahasse, FL Zone 8. I want to plant a full guild with each tree.
The sit I am thinking of planting them in on a steep south facing hill. But there are two things that I need to research as I have not been able to find good answers.
1) I see that they like acidic soil so I want to know the best way to prep the ground. I was thinking I was going to dig out some swales and drop sulfer and pine needles down in the spot I am planning to plant.
2) What plants should I plant as companions. I am thinking of putting a couple blueberries in front with alpine strawberries growing as grown cover, and some flowering plant (possibly Chilean Jasmine or Honey Suckles) it will be Honeysuckle if I can determine that it can stand the same growing condition.
Any advice as to how best to adapt this idea? Will I need to add any particlar plants to help with pests?