Rubus ursinus x ideaus 'Thornless'
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
|Botanical Pronunciation||ROO-bus ur-SEE-nus eye-DAY-us|
|Lore||The name blackberry is a misnomer because this isn't a true berry. It's a drupe, an entirely different sort of fruit.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Quickly reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and 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, thornless 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.|
|Key Feature||Large Midsummer Berries|
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 extensive root system. Feed in early spring. After harvest, remove canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season's crop; train on a trellis.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5 - 9