• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall, with support.
    Key Feature:
    Thornless Blackberry
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 6 ft. tall, with support.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide enriched, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish extensive root system. Train one-year-old canes on trellis. After harvest, prune to ground only canes that have fruited. Allow new canes to grow, to produce the next season's crop. May be lightly tip-pruned and fertilized in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Lore:
    Blackberry plants produce long stems that grow from the ground - called primocanes and floricanes. Primocanes are canes in their first year of growth, while floricanes are canes that are in their second year of growth. 'Black Satin' produces its blackberries on floricanes, so pruning should be timed to take advantage of this two-year growth cycle.

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