Rubus x 'Marion'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
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- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|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.|
|Average Size at Maturity||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.|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Landscape Use||Border, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Kitchen Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Fruit Tree & Vine|
|Special Feature||Edible, Naturalizes Well, Showy Fruit, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Salvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 7-9