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Rubus ursinus 'Boysen'

Boysenberry

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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Rubus ursinus 'Boysen'
Principal Common Name Boysenberry
Common Name(s)
Synonym Rubus ursinus Nectar
Description Blackberry with arching, hairy biennial canes which flop over and trail when mature, unless trellised. Boysenberry is popular for high yield and flavor. Very large berries, reddish, sweet-tart, fragrant.
General Comments
Origin
Nativity Pacific Coast, Oregon to Baja, Mexico
Height Range 2 - 12 FT
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 4 : 5 : 6 : 7 : 8 : 9 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 6a : 6b : 7a : 7b : 8a : 8b : 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Dull Green
Leaf Texture Coarse : Tomentose beneath
Form Edible : Shrub
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Moist : Rich : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Medium : Seasonal - summer water
Outstanding Features Attracts Bees : Cold Tolerant : Edible : Frost tolerant : Heat Tolerant : Thorns

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