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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry Bush

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Outstanding Berry Producing Ouachita Blackberry Bush

  • Easy To Grow
  • Thornless
  • Disease Resistant
  • Midseason Variety
  • Bears A Good Crop In Its Second Year

What could be better in your yard or garden than the Ouachita Blackberry(Rubus ursinus 'Ouachita')? Two Ouachita Blackberry bushes! This is a newer variety developed by the University of Arkansas. It produces tempting clusters of shiny black berries, loads of them. In fact, the canes might become so heavy with fruit that they bend to the ground.

Your Ouachita Blackberry will give you plenty of large, glossy black, conical shaped berries that are firm and sweet. Bite into one and your mouth will be filled with rich, aromatic juice, perfect for eating fresh or turning into pies, cobblers or muffins.

In spring, you will find clusters of cheerful white blossoms up and down your Ouachita Blackberry canes, pulling in bees and butterflies from all around your neighborhood. This variety self-pollinates, but you will want to order enough so you can eat all you want straight from the cane or bake into whatever delicious treats that your family loves

The Ouachita Blackberry is thornless, so no little prickers when you want to pick them. This makes them very kid-friendly too. They grow quite tall and give you a consistent crop year after year. They will start bearing their second year so you don't have to wait too long to enjoy them. Plant them in your garden or grow them as an edible border for your yard--Or both, so that you have plenty of fruit to enjoy.

Find a spot where your Ouachita Blackberry can luxuriate in full sun. The soil should be well-drained and slightly acidic. If you enrich the solid with manure, mulch, compost, your Ouachita Blackberry will thank you with larger crops. Water this variety once a week during the first year, and after that water when needed.

Your Ouachita Blackberry plants are just waiting for you to order them, then plant them around your yard and garden. This wonderful variety will gift you with loads and loads of deliciously juicy berries that you and your family will love for years to come.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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Ouachita Thornless Blackberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus 'Ouachita'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink, White
Fall Color Purple
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
When To Prune After Fruiting
Fragrant No