10 Uncommon Edible Trees and Shrubs that will transform your Garden into a Paradise of Sustainability


There is a movement across the nation in support of a sustainable livelihood approach of people. Every day more people are turning to their yards for food, recognizing their potential in becoming an edible landscape. Edible landscaping refers to planting crops that provide food and also add ornamental value to your garden. Probably some of the most popular are citrus, figs and peaches, but there are also several a little bit more unknown trees and shrubs that can become a resource provided by your own garden, while also decorating it.
If you decide to plant some fruiting trees and shrubs, here are 10 examples of how to transform your yard into an edible landscape. Several of them do not even require so much maintenance as the popular fruit trees. For a productive home garden, add this trees and shrubs.

1.Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). Zones 4 to 9. This beautiful tree can grow to 30 ft. tall and is commonly found in the South, since it needs full sun and well-drained soil. Its fruits are excellent-tasting.


2.Pawpaw (Asimina triloba). Zones 5 to 8. Native Americans considered this tree an important food resource, nicknaming it the “Indian Banana”. This attractive tree has a tropical appearance, with large leaves and small maroon flowers. The yellowish fruits get as long as 4 to 6 inches. In order for pollination to be successful two genetically distinct trees have to contribute.


3.Pineapple guava (Feijoa sellowiana). Zones 8 to 10. This is a small tree with pretty flowers and egg-shaped fruits which have a similar taste to tropical fruits. You can also eat its flower petals, which have a sweet, fruity taste.

4.Mulberry (Morus spp.). Zones 5 to 8. A tree that needs sun but can also handle partial shade. It is sometimes known as „King of the Tree Crops”, and it is advisable to be placed away from patios and decks because when fruits drop in can get a little messy. A good tip for harvesting is to cover the ground with a canvas and shake the tree until the little fruits come off.


2 Responses to “10 Uncommon Edible Trees and Shrubs that will transform your Garden into a Paradise of Sustainability”

  1. Renee says:

    Which zonal chart are u using?

  2. Alice Vassallo says:

    Where is 8, 9 and 10

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