1ft 'Thornfree' Blackberry Bush | 3L Pot

Code: TR0221
1ft 'Thornfree' Blackberry Bush | 3L Pot
Blackberry 'Thornfree' Bush - Rubus Fruticosus - 3L Pot

No thorns, making the berries easy to pick and the bush easy to train. Heavy cropping and very large, the blackberries are also sweet-tasting and full of juice. Makes marvellous bramble jelly, delicious in pies when mixed with other fruit, such as apples. Freezes well.

  • Flower Colour: white flushed with pink
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Approx. Spread: 5m
  • Comes in a: 3L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Plant is approx. 2 years old and has 1 or 2 stems
  • Flowering Period: June - August
  • Harvesting Period: August
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Self pollinating: yes
  • Uses: eating fresh, cooking, jams/preserves
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: sheltered
  • Cut back plants to about 60cm (2ft) after planting and remove the stems that have flowered each winter.
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
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  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
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  • Full Tree Planting Kit - Empathy™ Rootgrow, Afterplant and Tree Stake & Tie
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Selected items will be included with your purchase

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  • Light Requirements: partial shade, full sun
  • Soil Requirements: acid, alkaline, neutral, clay, loamy, sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
  • Moisture: well-drained

Caring and Maintenance

Water around 1 inch a week. Remove any weeds or rocks and place a mulch around the plant in winter if you would like to avoid further weeds. Prune when dormant between late autumn and late winter.


  • Planting Distance: 2.5m

Blackberry bushes tolerate a wide range of soil conditions, but prefer well-drained conditions. A pH of 6 - 7.5 is ideal. They can tolerate light shade conditions, but will be more productive in a sunny and sheltered site.
Dig a hole at least twice the size of the root ball. Ideally, mulch with compost or rotted manure. Firm the bush in well before watering.

Can be planted at any time of the year, as it is a containerised plant.

Fruit Benefits

These fruits should be eaten or frozen within a few days of harvest. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Freshly picked fruit will bring your desserts to life with a flavour that simply can't be matched by mass produced, shop bought fruit. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.1/5 (9 reviews)

Rating: 3/5

"Plant seems fine - I'll have to see how it grows and develops"

Reviewed Tuesday, 4 September 2018

Rating: 3/5

"I can’t comment as it’s too small and has not yet fruited"

Reviewed Friday, 10 August 2018

Rating: 3/5

"Arrived not in a great condition quite a number of dead leaves and stems!"

Reviewed Thursday, 5 July 2018

Rating: 4/5

"This one arrived in good condition"

Reviewed Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Rating: 5/5

"Good size ready for planting, some nice strong shoots with lush foliage"

Reviewed Thursday, 13 July 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Present for my father. Looked in very good condition when it arrived. He was delighted and has potted it up."

Reviewed Friday, 26 June 2015

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"plant arrived in very good condition"

Reviewed Saturday, 28 February 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Arrived by courier very well packed in a strong tall cardboard box. The blackberry bush is a healthy strong potted plant already showing strong shoots."

Reviewed Thursday, 30 January 2014

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