• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid-growing canes to 5 to 6 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid-growing canes to 5 to 6 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Lavender (Lavandula); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Salvia (Salvia); Yarrow (Achillea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Train one-year-old canes on trellis. After harvest, prune to the ground only the canes that have fruited. Allow new canes to grow; they will produce the next season's crop. May be lightly tip-pruned in spring. Apply a balanced fertilizer before new growth begins.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & 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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