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Planting Zones 3-9
- November Through April
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Blackberry Bush Description
Blackberry Bush-Rubus genus Rosaceae family
The blackberry bush is botanically from the species Rubus genus in the Rosaceae family. Many strains come from the same Rubus, some bread without thorns, while others are hardier for harsher climates. They can be found growing in most states but do not transplant from nature well and should be bought from a nursery for yard planting.
Once established, blackberry bushes that will produce fruit for 25 to 20 years and will produce several quarts of edible berries a few times per season.
The bush produces small white flowers that grow in clumps; once they fade, the berry will begin to grow. The berries will appear white, turning red as they grow, and as they mature, they will turn to a purple-black when ripe. The bush's stems become substantial over time, but this bush may need to have the trunk staked or grow well using a trellis or fence. If not staked or grown near a structure, the bush can spread with branches on the ground until the trunk matures. The leaves are medium to dark green with toothed edges that widen in the middle with pointed tips. The blackberry bush, when first planted, will often get fruit the first year, though not in a large amount generally. The following year they will have a higher yield of berries.
Planting Wild Blackberry Bushes
The bush should be planted in well-draining soil with a pH between 5.5 and 7 for optimum growth and yield. The bush should be fertilized early in the spring, and in drought conditions, the bush should be watered weekly. The berries are edible raw, cooked, baked, or made into jelly and are a favorite of many species of birds. The bushes can be grown in large planters as a landscaping feature that provides edible berries with either a trellis built in the planter or room for the bush to sprawl.
We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.
|Ships November through April|