‘Osage’ Thornless Blackberry

‘Osage’ Thornless Blackberry

Rubus Hybrid 'Osage'

Blackberry lovers, rejoice. With no thorns, you can pick to your heart’s content. This easy care variety yields well, producing berries with excellent flavor and storage potential. It also attracts pollinators, tolerates clay soil, and returns each year with an attractive upright, clumping habit. 

Bloom/Feature

Large fruit in spring

Plant Type

New IntroductionsShrubs

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

USDA Zones

6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Zone Detail

Hardy to -10°F to 0°F

Key Features

Attracts Birds / Butterflies, Clumping Habit, Returns Year After Year, Tolerates Clay Soil, Upright Habit

Flowering Season

Spring

Use

Accent, Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting

Exposure

Full Sun

Water

Medium

Soil Type

Tolerates a wide range

Fertilizer

Yearly in early spring

Dimensions

4-5' H x 3-4' W; 3 feet apart; rows 7 feet apart

Pruning

After spring bloom

Planting Instructions

  • water before planting
  • plant in full sun
  • dig hole 2X the width of pot,
  • backfill and plant 1"-2" above soil level
  • water and add more soil if needed
  • mulch plants