Blackberry - Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness'Blackberry - Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness'

Common Name: Loch Ness Thornless Blackberry

Bloomtime: Early Summer

Exposure: Full sun, tolerates some shade

Height: 1.2-1.8 m (4-6') ft

Spread: 1.8-2.4 m (6-8') ft

Spacing: 1.2-1.5 m (4-5') ft

Water: Average to fertile, moist, well drained soil

Hardiness: Zones 5-8

Zone: 5

Deer Resistant: Likely to be damaged by deer

Attracts Butterflies: Attracts butterflies, birds and pollinatora

Drought Tolerant: Not drought tolerant

Characteristics: Thornless, upright shrub with sturdy arching canes, White or very light pink flowers in Early Summer are followed by large crops of juicy, black fruit in Late Summer, Attractive, prolific, fruit bearing plant for edible gardens,