Symphytum x uplandicum -Full Sun to Part Shade– plant in a circle around the base of fruit trees to help them get established and to add nutrients
Considered a “dynamic accumulator,” comfrey has deep tap roots that mine the subsoil for minerals which it makes available to the tree when its leaves die or are slashed periodically throughout the growing season. Comfrey is a “must-have” for every permaculture garden or orchard. It is useful for herbal salves, a wonderful high-protein animal fodder, and attracts beneficial insects. Its leaves are high in nitrogen, and it is used by many organic gardeners as a compost activator. Planted in a ring around a young fruit tree, comfrey grows vigorously, spreads by clumping out and keeps out weeds when full sun is available under the tree (a living mulch). It will gradually die back as the tree gets bigger and casts more shade. We sometimes keep gallon pots of this on hand, but we prefer to sell it by the shovelful, which is a much better value. A shovelful is the same as the gallon pot price: $14
By the shovelful (5-10 divisions): $16
Availability of plants varies from day to day. We rarely carry every size/price option listed at any one time. Please call before you come to check availability.