Feb 3, 2012

Asian Pear Polyculture for Alluvial Silty Sand in Texas

This is a progressive and dynamic polyculture. The plant niches change over time to accommodate the over-story.
Tree spread is unlikely to achieve full breadth due to pruning until well established with the other plants moving out of progressing shade.        




Plant List  Soil - Silty Sand, pH 5.5-6, Zone 9
#   Name                           Spread         Height          Scientific name                                Plant Type
1   Asian Pear                      40                40             Pyrus pyrifolia                                  Deciduous Tree
2   Elderberry                      12                 12             Sambucus nigra canadensis             Deciduous Shrub
3   Russian Sage                  36                 60             Perovskia atriplicifolia                    Perennial
4    Purple Coneflower         30                 48             Echinacea angustifolia                   Perennial
5   White Clover                  18                   8             Trifolium repens                             Perennial
6   Bachelor's Button           12                  18            Centaurea montana                          Perennial
7   Strawberry                      18                 12             Fragaria ananassa                            Perennial
8   Miner's Lettuce               12                 12           Claytonia perfoliata                          Annual
9   Quince                             25                 25           Cydonia oblonga                              Deciduous Tree
10 Chicory                           18                 48            Cichorium intybus                            Perennial
11 Comfrey                          48                36           Symphytum officinale                        Perennial



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1 comment:

Kevin and Jen said...

Which way is South in the polyculture image?

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