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Medium Edible Shrubs & Bamboos 1-2m (3-6ft) for Temperate Food Forests

Rated 3, 4 or 5 out of 5 for edibility

Amelanchier stolonifera

Quebec Berry, Running serviceberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Amelanchier stolonifera

Atriplex canescens

Grey Sage Brush, Fourwing saltbush

Evergreen
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 6 to 9
Light Sun
Moisture Dry to Moist

Atriplex canescens

Atriplex halimus

Sea Orach, Saltbush

Evergreen
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10
Light Sun
Moisture Dry to Moist

Atriplex halimus

Berberis aggregata

Salmon Barberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Berberis aggregata

Berberis canadensis

Allegheny Barberry, American barberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Berberis canadensis

Berberis cooperi

Barberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 0 to 0
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Berberis cooperi

Berberis rubrostilla

Barberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Berberis rubrostilla

Berberis x carminea

Barberry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Berberis x carminea

Ceanothus americanus

New Jersey Tea, Wild Snowball

Deciduous
Height H: 1.2m or 4ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Ceanothus americanus

Comptonia peregrina

Sweet Fern

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 6
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Comptonia peregrina

Gaultheria shallon

Shallon, Salal

Evergreen
Height H: 1.2m or 4ft
Hardiness Zones: 8 to 11
Light Sun, Semi-shade, Shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Gaultheria shallon

Lonicera caerulea

Sweetberry honeysuckle, Bluefly honeysuckle, Haskap berry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Light Sun
Moisture Moist

Lonicera caerulea

Lonicera villosa

Mountain fly honeysuckle, Fuller's honeysuckle

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Light Sun
Moisture Moist

Lonicera villosa

Mahonia aquifolium

Oregon Grape, Hollyleaved barberry, Oregon Holly Grape, Oregon Holly

Evergreen
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade, Shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Mahonia aquifolium

Prunus tomentosa

Nanking Cherry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.5m or 5ft
Hardiness Zones: 0 to 0
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Prunus tomentosa

Quercus fruticosa

Bushy Oak

Evergreen
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 7 to 10
Light Sun
Moisture Moist

Quercus fruticosa

Rhus aromatica

Lemon Sumach, Fragrant sumac

Deciduous
Height H: 1.2m or 4ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Light Sun
Moisture Dry to Moist

Rhus aromatica

Rhus copallina

Dwarf Sumach, Winged sumac, Flameleaf Sumac, Winged Sumac, Shining Sumac

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 10
Light Sun
Moisture Dry to Moist

Rhus copallina

Ribes missouriense

Missouri Gooseberry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Ribes missouriense

Ribes nigrum

Blackcurrant, European black currant

Deciduous
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Ribes nigrum

Ribes rubrum

Red Currant, Cultivated currant

Deciduous
Height H: 1.2m or 4ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Ribes rubrum

Ribes uva-crispa

Gooseberry, European gooseberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.2m or 4ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Ribes uva-crispa

Ribes x culverwellii

Jostaberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Ribes x culverwellii

Rosa rugosa

Ramanas Rose, Rugosa rose

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Dry to Moist

Rosa rugosa

Rosa villosa

Apple Rose

Deciduous
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Rosa villosa

Rubus idaeus

Raspberry, American red raspberry, Grayleaf red raspberry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Rubus idaeus

Rubus spectabilis

Salmonberry

Deciduous
Height H: 1.8m or 6ft
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Rubus spectabilis

Rubus strigosus

American Red Raspberry, Grayleaf red raspberry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 7
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Rubus strigosus

Ugni molinae

Uñi, Chilean guava

Evergreen
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 7 to 11
Light Sun
Moisture Dry to Moist

Ugni molinae

Vaccinium corymbosum

High-Bush Blueberry, American Blueberry, Swamp Blueberry, Blueberry

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Vaccinium corymbosum

Zanthoxylum piperitum

Japanese Pepper Tree

Deciduous
Height H: 2m or 7ft
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 9
Light Sun, Semi-shade
Moisture Moist

Zanthoxylum piperitum

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