Growing blueberries in north central TX

Asked February 13, 2013, 10:12 PM EST

Hello, I would like to learn more about what plants grow well in what parts of TX. I would like to grow pecans, blackberries, blueberries, pumpkins, roses, wildflowers, and Christmas trees. I am assuming that these different plants require different soils, and I would like some help identifying what type of soil is required for each plant. I would like to grow them in Dallas, Ellis, Johnson, Hill, or Navarro counties. These are all in the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 8.

Dallas County Texas

1 Response

This response from the Dallas Master Gardeners:

The person asking can be directed to This serves as an excellent resource for planting guides. In the find search box, the inquirer can post Spring vegetable planting guide, rose planting, Christmas tree planting, etc. and facts sheets with projected dates for planting in accordance with USDA Hardiness Zone 8 are provided.

All gardens need a deep and well drained soil with adequate organic matter. Almost all garden soils can be improved by adding organic matter additives such as plant materials (grass clippings, leaves, etc.), compost, manure, and expanded shale. All must be worked/tilled into existing soil.