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Ninebark vs Illini Hardy Blackberry

Physocarpus opulifolius

Rubus fruticosus Illini Hardy

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Ninebark
Illini Hardy Blackberry

Ninebark is a small, multi-stemmed shrub, that is used to add texture or colour to any yard.

It features flaky, cinnamon-brown bark, attractive white flowers, and long, maple-like leaves.

The Illini Hardy Blackberry was developed in Illinois for northern growers, and produces a large, juicy blackberry with medium-sweet flavor. The berries are ready for harvest in midsummer, and go great in preserves.

The Illini Hardy Blackberry, or the Illinois Blackberry, are floricanes, primarily fruiting on second year canes. Each spring cut back all two-year old canes, leaving only the last year’s growth. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn’t require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

NINEBARK QUICK FACTS

ILLINI HARDY BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 2.1 m (7 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal
Light: full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: small pink to purple berry like follicles
Berries: black
Flavor: medium
Harvest: July
Flowers: small white clusters
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: long
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: high





Other Names: illinois blackberry