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Elderberry is a native plant that is relatively easy to grow, and by including it in your landscape, you are contributing to the local ecology. fort wayne has some nice tips on this. You’ll need to plant more than one elderberry to ensure good fruit set. They prefer direct sunshine, but will tolerate some shade if necessary. They’re not ideal for xeriscaping or dry areas of the landscape because they don’t want to dry out.

Viburnums are common in the landscape because they are beautiful shrubs with all of the qualities we look for in landscape plants: great habit, form, colour, and cultivar variety. The American Cranberry Bush, also known as Viburnum trilobe, is a valuable edible landscape shrub. The berries aren’t particularly tasty raw, but they’re fantastic in jelly or jam. This North American native plant is also popular with birds. Viburnums are a great understory vine because they tolerate more shade than other shrubs.

Pine conjures up visions of huge tall trees, which is correct—but there are now so many cultivars that serve as shrubs in the landscape that it’s incredible. Mugo pine, in particular, has a wide range of uses in the landscape. Even better, every year the mugo pine grows a large crop of tasty pine nuts! You’ll have a lot of fun choosing the right evergreen for your edible garden because mogo pine comes in a variety of shapes and colours. Shrub roses are an old-fashioned form of garden shrub or vine. Roses that are fuller and easier to grow look great in the landscape and produce edible and delectable rose hips. Rose hips have a high vitamin C content and can be used to make teas and jams. Rose hips contain excellent extracts, such as rosewater, which can be used in cooking, as well as in cleaning products and air fresheners made at home.