Rubus x 'Marion'
|Description||A popular blackberry-raspberry hybrid valued for its juicy edible fruits. Sparse, long, lax canes bear white flowers in spring, followed by heavy crops of plump, dark red to black berries that are prized for their sweet flavor. A wonderful berry for fresh eating or baking. The berries ripen from early to midsummer. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Fast growing, trailing canes to 4 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Plant this tasty berry near a fence, wall or wherever you can provide plenty of support and room for its fruit-laden canes. Grow as a freestanding shrub in a large garden bed and stake canes. This berry is an excellent addition to the fruit and kitchen garden.|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)|
|Care||Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. In hot summer regions, shelter from harsh sun, and mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Feed in early spring. After harvest, prune away canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season's crop; train on trellis.|
|Lore||The name blackberry is a misnomer because this isn't a true berry. It's a drupe, an entirely different sort of fruit. The genus Rubus includes many different plants collectively known as "brambles" because they share viney growth and wickedly sharp thorns.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-9
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