A food forest is a multi-layered composition of food producing plant species. Implemented properly, a food forest is a low maintenance garden that combines trees, shrubs and ground plants to produce useful and edible food like fruits, seeds, nuts and herbs.
This is a great way to eat more organic food in your daily life.
A food forest is a permaculture design element consisting of seven layers from the canopy and shrubs on down past the soil layer.
Following are some options for your Maryland food forest. All of these plants are routinely available in areas where they thrive.
The American witchhazel is Native to MD. It requires precipitation between 30 and 60 inches of rain annually.
The American witchhazel (Hamamelis virginiana) is in the Witch-hazel family. It’s drought tolerance is Low and requires a minimum temperature of -28°F.
The American witchhazel is propogated by Bare root, Container, Seed. With a bloom period in Fall, the fruit/seed period begins in Spring and ends in Summer.
While a plant species may generally thrive and fruit in Maryland, you may be in a climate that isn’t optimal.
Consult your local garden supplier or continue researching in order to find plants, shrubs and ground cover that match your specific hardiness zone, rainfall and direct sun.
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