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Labrador Tea vs Balsors Blackberry

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

Rubus fruticosus Balsors

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Labrador Tea
Balsors Blackberry

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

The Balsors Blackberry is a cold-hardy variety that produces very large, sweet and juicy blackberries late in the summer. They are great for baking and fresh eating.

Balsors 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.

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

BALSORS BLACKBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1a
Zone: 4a
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Height: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal
Light: any
Light: full sun
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: black
Fruit size: large
Firmness: soft
Flavor: sweet
Harvest: August
Flowers: white, fragrant
Bark: has thorns
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: fast
Life span: short
Life span: short
Maintenance: medium
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested


Other Names: balsors hardy blackberry, illinois blackberry