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Hull Blackberry Shrub
Thornless and easy to pick!

Hull Blackberry Shrub

Pack of 3
Item # 40604-PK-3
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The Biggest Yields!

Great for canning, juicing, and cooking as well as fresh eating.
If you live in a climate with cold springs or unpredictable late frosts, Hull is the blackberry you've got to try! This midsummer bloomer misses most of the rough spring weather, always setting a huge crop of long, juicy, sweet berries that are simply terrific for juicing, jellying, or eating right off the bush!

Hull is a thornless variety developed specifically for dependably generous late-season harvests. Tiny white flowers continue all summer, followed by large berries with hard seeds and rich sweet flavor. If you like to can your berries for winter-long compotes and jellies, Hull is the one for you!

This shrub reaches just 3 to 6 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. Give it support in the sunny to lightly shaded garden and it will perform reliably for many seasons. And like all blackberries, it likes well-drained, rich soil with a heavy layer of mulch year-round. That's all there is to it! Zones 5-8.

Genus Rubus
Species fruticosus
Variety 'Hull Thornless'
Item Form Pack of 3
Zone 5 - 8
Bloom Season Early Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 3 ft - 6 ft
Additional Characteristics Berries, Bird Lovers, Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Edible, Fast Growing, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Pink, White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Border, Cuisine
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

The dry, sparse appearance of bareroot perennials can be alarming to the novice gardener, but in reality ordering bare root is often the smarter choice. Foliage and blooms can be seductive, but the health and long-term potential of a plant truly lies in its roots. Bareroot plants have several advantages over plants in containers—bare roots are less likely to be harmed in the shipping process, their timing is easier to control, and they are field-grown for larger, healthier root systems. This why Wayside Gardens has had great success with bare root plants, and you can too!

It is safer to ship plants in bareroot form because there is no risk in harming new growth, and therefore the plant actually has a better chance of making it safely into the customer’s garden.

And thanks to refrigerated storage, the timing of bareroot perennials can be precisely controlled. “(Bareroot perennials) are dormant,” explains JPPA Lead Horticulturist Benjamin Chester, “But as soon as they leave the refrigerated storage they’ll begin breaking dormancy.” And once the plant ‘wakes up’, it is ready to begin the growing season in earnest, which means it will quickly catch up to the level of container plants.

The most important benefit of bareroot perennials is that they can be field grown rather than confined to containers. The bareroot Cherry Cheesecake Hibiscus pictured hereperfectly illustrates the difference between a field-grown perennial and a containerized one. Wayside Gardens used to offer this variety in a quart container, like the Monarda next to it. But the Hibiscus was simply too cramped in that space, so Wayside switched to growing it in the earth and selling it bare root. The result is a thick, fibrous mass of roots that used to fill up several cubic feet of soil and which, even in its bare, pruned form would be too large to fit back into the 1 Quart container. What a difference a little space makes! While small and slow-growing cultivars can start well in containers, large and vigorous cultivars need more room to stretch out and develop a solid root system.