Rubus species/Blackberry

Rubus species / Rubus species
Several stages in development of the berries from green, to red to black, and a single flower
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Scientific Name: Rubus species
Common Name: Blackberry
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Purple
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is the blackberry that produces delicious berries in early summer. For best fruit production annual pruning and other horticultural practices are necessary. Some type of support is needed to train the blackberry plants on so berries can be harvested. Fertilize plants in late winter just before new growth begins.