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strawberries as a groundcover in potted fruit trees/bushes/vines?

Posted by lawanddisorder 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 6, 13 at 21:27

Is it a good idea to use strawberries as a groundcover in potted fruit trees/bushes/vines?

I have about 25 potted fruit plants in my backyard, and among other annoying things that squirrels do, they dig fairly big holes in the potting soil.

I figured strawberries would work and provide even additional edibles. Is there a better groundcover I should use?

Or, is using any groundcover with a potted fruit tree/bush stupid because the roots will have to compete with each other?


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RE: strawberries as a groundcover in potted fruit trees/bushes/vi

Hi there,
I think in general it could work. Containers shouldn't be too small anyway, and as long as you feed them properly it should be fine.
I did a planting design for an old peoples home. For a roof terrace they asked for containers with permanent plants ( not annuals but shrubs n perennials). Among others I chose dwarf apple trees and combined those with cultivars of woodland strawberries, the type without runners (Fragaria vesca semperflorens?).
After season one the apple trees show decent sized foliage.

So go for it, the berries taste great,
Bye, Lin


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