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Scientific Name: Rubus fruticosus 'Black Satin'
Pronunciation: ROO-bus froo-tih-KOE-sus
Common Name: thornless blackberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Semi-evergreen, Vine or climber
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.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Dense, Pendulous, Spreading
Form: Climbing
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:3 - 4m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Europe, Garden origin
Hardiness Rating: Zone 6: (-23 to -18 C)
Exposure: Full sun
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Screening, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food
Additional Info: Google
thornless blackberry
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Heavily veined, Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Compound Leaf: Digitate (palmate)
Colour in Fall: Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Ovate
Apices: Aristate
Bases: Rounded
Margins: Double serrate, Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Panicle-like, Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White, Pink
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Drupe, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red, Dark-red, Black, (changes from red to black)
Fruiting Time: Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark or Stem Colour:
Organ Modifications: Fibrous-like roots, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Layering
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