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Rubus fruticosus

Blackberry is a member of the Rubus family. Its botanical name is Rubus fruticosus.

Fruiting canes or vines, some varieties with thorns, some without.
Fruit is produced on new wood.

Its fruits normally ripen as a colour very similar to   Cool black. Leaves usually appear in   Forest green (web) colour. Blackberry is a flowering edible fruit perennial, it will last at least up to several years in its native climate. Normally growing to a mature height of 1.50 metres (4.88 feet), Blackberry grows with a shrubby habit. Try planting Blackberry if you'd like to attract butterflies to your garden. Some varieties of Blackberry you may like to consider growing are: Arapaho, Triple Crown, Thornless Ouachita, Chester and Apache.

Blackberry is normally fairly low maintenance and quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Blackberry have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Blackberry

  • Full Sun

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden. Zone 6 to 10 are typically the USDA Hardiness Zones that are appropriate for this plant (although this can vary based on your microclimate). Blackberry needs a soil ph of 5.5 to 6.5 (weakly acidic soil).

See our list of companion Plants for Blackberry to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Blackberry from seed

Transplanting Blackberry

Common Blackberry problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Blackberry plants:

Other names for Blackberry

Shrubby blackberry, Bramble, Mûre, Sylvanberry

Rubus fruticosus L. [excluded]

Misspellings: Black Berry, Rubus fruiticosus

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