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Berrying bushes for sandy soil

Posted by kelp 6A MA (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 16, 13 at 21:27

My daughter recently moved from a yard with clay soil to one with sandy soil. She would like to attract more birds to her yard, including wild turkeys that are known to be in the area. Does anyone know of native shrubs bearing berries, fruit, or nuts that can tolerate sandy soil? Most will be in full sun. She's in zone 6A, in eastern MA.


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RE: Berrying bushes for sandy soil

If it is not too dry i would suggest Winterberry holly, Highbush cranberry, and Northern Bayberry. I seen wild turkeys eat all of these. They also seen to love seed heads of almost any type of grass in late summer.
I think all of these would do well in sandy soil if you add organic matter and keep them watered.


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RE: Berrying bushes for sandy soil

Thank you. I'll pass on the suggestions.


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