Scientific Name: Rubus fruticosus 'Black Satin'
Common Name: thornless blackberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 °C)
Plant Type: Semi-evergreen, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 3 - 4m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Screening, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Digitate (palmate), Orbicular, Ovate, Double serrate, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Pink, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Drupe, Edible, Red, Dark-red, Black, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Leaves palmately compound with 5 doubly serrated ovate leaflets; flowers white to blushed pink; fruit and plant very similar to Himalayan blackberry but lacks prickles and spines.