Berry Companion Plants

Companion Plants by group: Herbs, Flowers, Trees, Vegetables, Berries, Fruit and Mushrooms

Berries are not just nutritious and beautiful  but also an excellent companion plant.

For example low blueberry bushes around trees, strawberries as a ground cover and gooseberries as a pollinator. Raspberries should be planted with caution, many plants wont like having them around due to their spreading nature.

Companion Planting is an integral part of permaculture and a holistic approach to gardening where you plant different crops in proximity for maximising the use of space, providing nutrients, shade or support, increasing crop productivity, attracting beneficial insects, pest control / repelling pests, pollination or providing a space for beneficial creatures. The concept is an ongoing process of living and learning with nature and increasing biodiversity to support a sustainable Eco system.  Below is a quick reference guide for companion planting with berries:

NameGood CompanionsNot a Companion
BlueberriesOak trees, pine trees, strawberries, clover, bay laurel, dewberries, yarrow.Tomatoes.
BlackberryGrapes, garlic, raspberries (not too close), mint, lemon balm, chives, hyssop, strawberries, apple trees, elderberry tree, stinging nettle and other nitrogen fixing plants, sunflowers.Peppers, tomatoes, eggplants, potatoes.
CurrantsMarigold, yarrow, nasturtiums, chamomile and other flowers or herbs.
GooseberryBasil, tomatoes, broad beans, flowers, herbs and low ground covers.
RaspberryRue, artemisia, garlic, onion, oats, tansy, yarrow.Young berries, potatoes and beets.
StrawberriesBorage, lettuce, spinach, sage, beans, spring onions, thyme (as a border).Cabbages, cauliflowers, Brussels sprouts
gladioli, tomatoes, broccoli, garlic, mint, rosemary.

Companion Plants by group: Herbs, Flowers, Trees, Vegetables, Berries, Fruit and Mushrooms