Blackberries are native to Asia, Europe, North and South America. They have often escaped cultivation and become naturalized Blackberry plants have been used in Europe for more than 2000 years for their tasty fruits, medicinally (leaves, and fruits.) and as thorny barrier hedges. blackberry plants have an erect or trailing form, and modern cultivars are selected to be thornless.
Thornless blackberries have an erect moderate climbing habit. They require some support such as a fence, trellis, or archway. Plants are deciduous. In early summer plants are covered in gorgeous large white blossom, making a lovely display for a fence or archway. The bunches of fruit ripen during late January into February in our Hawke’s Bay garden. Fruit is sweet and juicy if they get good sunshine. These plants are heavy croppers if well fed and given reasonable moisture.
- Ht: to 6 meters
- Full sun to light shade
- Fertile well drained and moist
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