Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
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Ordering will resume for Fedco Trees when we release our 2018 catalog, in early October 2017.
Orchard Companion Collection
Orchard Companion Collection Companion plants encourage natural processes that benefit the overall health and vitality of fruit trees. This means less work lugging around sprayers, buying fertilizer, spreading compost and worrying about pollination.

Beneficial Insect Attractors contain nectar sought by predatory insects like brachonid wasps, syrphid fly and lacewings that feed on fruit tree pests.
Mineral Accumulators have long taproots that are thought to bring up minerals from deep subsoil. Cut foliage and mulch around trees throughout the season to create nutrient-rich soil.
Living Mulches produce large quantities of organic matter that can be cut back to decompose around tree bases, enriching the soil.
Native Pollinator Plants are native to North America and attract native pollinators.
Nitrogen-Fixers transfer nitrogen from the air to the soil where it can be absorbed by tree roots.
Pest Confusers have bitter aromas that confuse insect pests and deter them from eating fruit.

Our collection includes one each of the following 6 plants, each individually packaged and labeled. If one is unavailable, we’ll substitute a plant of similar benefit to the orchard. Maine Grown.

  • Achillea millefolium Yarrow Living mulch and native pollinator plant. Rich in copper, nitrogen and phosphorus. Aromatic pest confuser with bitter aroma. Excellent addition to compost piles. Yarrow is also offered individually.
  • Baptisia australis Blue False Indigo Nitrogen-fixing legume and native pollinator plant. False Indigo is also offered individually.
  • Eupatorium perfoliatum Boneset Beneficial insect attractor, native pollinator plant. Beautiful medicinal native plant found in intact meadow ecosystems (which are all too rare these days). Adaptable to wet or dry soils, naturalizes in most locations.
  • Hyssopus officinalis Hyssop Aromatic pest confuser with bitter aroma, long used as a companion plant in gardens and orchards. Hyssop is also offered individually.
  • Monarda fistulosa Wild Bergamot or Bee Balm Living mulch. Native pollinator plant. Wild Bergamot is also offered individually.
  • Symphytum x uplandicum ‘Bocking 14’ Russian Comfrey Beneficial insect attractor, mineral accumulator and living mulch. Rich in silica, nitrogen, magnesium, calcium, potassium and iron. Use as mulch or turn the leaf into compost tea for your garden; makes a mineral-rich foliar spray. Nearly impossible to eradicate: plant it where you want it forever, 4–15' from tree trunks.

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