Wild Blackberry Bush 1-2'

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Wild Blackberry Bush 1-2' Description

Wild Blackberry Bush

Wild blackberry bushes are primarily found in the United States. It is produced by many species and belongs to the Rosaceae family. 

They are easy and healthy backyard fruit to grow with many benefits. Thanks to their low-maintenance nature, they require less care to thrive. They can resist drought and don't attract pests.

They are ornamental plants, and they are attractive to many butterfly species. Since you might not find them in most of your grocery shops, this gives you the perfect reason to grow them in your home. 

The shrub's root is perennial, while the top is biennial, meaning the cane grows in a year, bears fruit the following year, and then dies, but amazingly, the dead canes are replaced by new one's canes. Also, prune the shrub correctly to maximize your berry harvest.

 Wild Blackberry bush grows best, prefers full sun, and lives 15-20 years producing fruit

The plants grow better in well-drained sandy or loamy soil, and for good sustainability and growth, the soil must have a ph between 5.5 and 6.5. Also, supply your plant with organic matter during summer or fall and before planting the crop to enhance its aeration, drainage, and water holding capacity. Please don't put them in the shade because they might fail to produce much fruit.

You can also grow them in a raised bed as an alternative to insufficient drainage. The plant grows best, prefers full sun, and lives 15-20 years producing fruit. However, don't grow your plants in soil that has previously grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or any other type of berry bush or bubbles.

They can also survive temperatures that dip from -17 to -12 degrees C. For your blackberry shrub to grow successfully, space them to about 10 feet in a row, this will allow them to grow up to 5 feet in either direction. The plant is spread by rhizomes that grow a few inches below the soil surface. The best planting time is spring, and the plant spread, so choose the best location to limit their growth. You can also plant them near fences or buildings because they provide trellising.

The flower is white with five petals. The patches have a white flower in spring through summer, then ripen to berries. They usually take 35-45 days to mature after pollination. 

Thanks to the sweet, edible berries the plant produces in mid-to-late summer; the plant is a popular addition to gardens. The berries are used to make jams, pies, wines, and various other dishes. The blackberry bush reaches three to five feet and has a three to five-foot spread.

These plants grow well in Hardiness Zones 3 through 9. These plants prefer well-drained, slightly acidic soil amended with compost or other organic matter, but these plants are hardy plants that can withstand poor soil conditions. This bush produces abundant fruits with total sun exposure but withstands partially shaded areas well.

Blackberry Bush is drought-resistant

It is drought-resistant, and the bush is an attractive addition to butterfly gardens. Birds and bees are also attached to blackberry bushes, and the plant has delicate white flowers that provide ornamental value to mixed borders and privacy screens.

When left undisturbed, they form thickets, making the bushes suitable for ground cover—pruning the bushes after the last harvest in autumn controls growth and increases overall berry production. 

This plant has thorns, reddish-green branches, and medium-green leaves with deeply serrated leaf margins. In spring, white or pink blossoms appear on the branches.

The flowers have five petals. They are 1/2 inch in diameter. After the blossoms fall off, drupes appear. These drupes are initially green before turning red for a short time. The berry gradually becomes dark purple as it ripens. Some plants produce drupes several times throughout spring and summer, allowing for successive harvests.

Each berry has dozens of drupes, which form a berry similar to a raspberry in shape, size, and texture. The seeds are located inside the tiny drupes that make up each berry. In autumn, this plant loses its leaves and is dormant until spring.


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Reviews (2)

  • 3
    Blackberry shrub

    Posted by Anne Henderson on Jan 23, 2022

    I have this in my fence planted. I so love when it bear its fruits. Red and black colors swaying on and give a natural color around.

  • 5

    Posted by Mark Cerny on May 19, 2022

    The plants arrived. The box they were shipped in was damaged. Looked like someone might have sat in it. The plants had slid down to the bottom of the box and apperded to be in good shape. I planted them the next day.
    Thank you,


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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.

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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.

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