Triple Crown Blackberry Bush
Semi-erect to trailing, this blackberry doesn't need to be trellised.
Reaching 8 to 10 feet high and 3 to 5 feet wide, and quicky forming a thick, stout central trunk that stands up to Mother Nature's roughest treatment, this shrub sets masses of long, arching canes packed with white blooms in late spring (irresistible to butterflies) that turn to fruit by midsummer. Best in full sun but tolerant of light shade, Triple Crown bears heavily every day for a month or more, giving you more than enough fruit for the family's immediate needs -- there will always be "leftovers" to can or freeze! And because this blackberry is self-fertile, you need plant only one, but you will find your crops even heavier if several are planted together.
Triple Crown needs rich soil, so amend it well with organic matter, and consider spraying the foliage once or twice during the growth period with Sea Magic, an all-natural seaweed growth enhancer. The canes are biennial, so cut them back hard after fruiting the second year. They will return even more plentifully in spring! Zones 5-9.
|Item Form||Pack of 3|
|Zone||5 - 9|
|BloomStartToEnd||Early Summer - Mid Summer|
|PlantHeight||8 ft - 10 ft|
|PlantWidth||3 ft - 5 ft|
|Additional Characteristics||Berries, Butterfly Lovers, Edible, Fast Growing, Free Bloomer|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Moisture Requirements||Moist, well-drained|
|Soil Tolerance||Normal, loamy|
|Uses||Beds, Border, Cuisine, Hedge|
|Restrictions||Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|