Raspberry (Black)

$6.00

Rubus occidentalis

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Plant in 2.5 x 2.5 x 3.5 inch plastic pot

Light: part shade to full sun
Moisture: medium
Soil: sandy loam, loam
Mature Height: 6 feet

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Description

Fruit-bearing shrub that produces large succulent raspberries which both wildlife and humans enjoy snacking on. Berry flavor is unique and more of a sweet ‘candy’ flavor than the classic Red Raspberry. Not ideal for small gardens as it spreads quite quickly via underground roots.  Pruning regularly is essential to keep size under control and to increase fruit production. Prune dead banches in spring and then prune branches after fruiting in summer. If left unpruned, this shrub produces six foot long canes that will grow upwards and then eventually sideways and down to the ground. Fruit production will begin in second or third year of growth. Bees are especially attracted to this shrub with the flowers providing food and hollow stems providing overwintering homes.

We also sell Red Raspberry and Purple Flowering Raspberry.

Ontario Hardiness Zone: 4 to 7 (Find out your Hardiness Zone here)

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Additional information

Weight0.1 kg
Dimensions6 × 6 × 30 cm
Light Requirements

Full Sun, Sun to Partial Shade, Partial Shade

Moisture Requirements

Medium

Soil Requirements

Loam, Sandy Loam

Pollinators

Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae

Flower Colour

White/Cream

Bloom Period

Summer

Fall Colours

Brown