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What to Interplant with a Kiwi Berry?  RSS feed

 
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Hey guys!

I am wondering what would be a good plant to interplant with kiwi berries along a fence? The spot is on a fence between ours and our neighbor's house and it gets mostly sun and some shade.

I'd love to interplant it with something evergreen that would still have foliage in the winter.

Any ideas?

I'm in zone 8b in Portland Oregon!

Thanks
 
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Is Autum Olive considered invasive in your area?
I belive some Elaeagnus are evergreen, and they are nitrogen fixers.
 
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This thread (https://permies.com/t/49407/Growing-Kiwis-Grapes-blackberries) might be helpful for you. I'd asked about growing kiwis, blackberries, and grapes together, and other's said that it worked great for them. Some mentioned growing sunchokes and strawberries and tomato volunteers with their kiwis with good success. None of those are evergreen, though :(. I still haven't bought/planted kiwis, so I don't have any first hand experience, and I look forward to reading what others say!
 
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Lou,

just make sure for grapes or kiwi your supports will do the job. Both those vines are fence and deck destroyers potentially. My kiwi puts on three feet of growth in a week. I think they can

Check out the growing guide for specifics on what I am referring to. When deciding on type you want to pick whether you want hundreds of them in a few weeks or a trickle over months. I would have picked the latter but didn't do my research.
 
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