Blackberry Thorn Less Evergreen
- 1 x Rubus Thornless Evergreen 9 cm pot
|Botanical name||Rubus fruticosus 'Thornless Evergreen'|
|Delivered as||Pot plant|
|Harvest time||June - August|
|Preferred Soil||Well drained soil|
|Fully grown in||2 years|
|Full grown height||3 m - 4 m|
|Mature width||150cm - 200cm|
How to take care of Blackberry Thorn Less Evergreen
This great hardy variety is ideal for growing up a fence, over a trellis or arch . Choose a sunny location and prepare the soil well before planting. Add compost or well-rotted manure to the hole before planting. Plant the canes slightly deeper than the pot they were growing previously (look for soil mark on stem). Plants should be spaced 3 feet apart in rows 6 feet apart. Prune back to 2 buds so as to encourage vigorous growth. It is important to have 2-4 inches of mulch around the plants as they like cool, moist soil. Straw, bark, or grass clippings all work well. Older branches will bear fruit. Each year remove about one third of the oldest stems - the bark is very dark to the point of being black - and any that are weak or very low. Always cut back to ground level or to a strong new shoot. You can combine pruning with picking the fruit, or wait until winter.
For additional instructions see product packaging.