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Dark purple jewels, delicious Boysenberry Plants (Rubus 'Boysen Blackberry') is a hybrid plant that's related to the Blackberry, Raspberry, Loganberry, and Dewberry plants but is top to bottom an easy-care bramble! Cold and heat tolerant in USDA growing zones 5 through 9, these deciduous shrubs can grow to 5-6 feet in height and 4-6 feet in width.

This vining-type of bramble explodes in drifts of small white flowers in the spring much to you and your pollinator's delight! The thin, thorny canes form from the roots and create rambling mounds that clamber over each other when left to their own devices. Fast-growing, these brambles fill out with those luscious, faceted fruit that ripens around July.

Well-known for producing large, juicy, dark purple berries, comparable to Raspberries in flavor, these luscious berries offer the dark color and intense sweetness of a Blackberry with the tartness of a Raspberry. Great for baking delectable desserts and making wonderful jams! Not typically found in grocery stores due to their fragility, having one of these self-fruitful shrubs in your backyard. The Boysenberry was developed by Rudolph Boysen in California in the 1920s and has been a popular backyard flowering and fruiting bush ever since!

Planting and Application:

Boysenberry bushes are thorny bramble types known as trailing and will need a support system or trellis. Give them a fence, arbor, or framework to train the brambles on. Boysenberries can be successfully grown in pots and planters as long as they have proper support.

When left to grow as they wish, these are prime wildlife and bird-friendly habitat and feed a wide range of creatures! The dense and thorny brambles clamber over each other to create shelter and nesting, plenty of food for songbirds and their young. Use these thorny barriers along your property lines to halt trespassers. The spring flowers and luscious berries will be admired by anyone you are screening off with these edible ornamental landscaping plants.

  • Pretty White Blossoms in Spring
  • Sweet Tart Berries in July
  • Vining Thorny Canes
  • Bird & Pollinator Friendly
  • Screening, Hedges, Containers & Wildlife Habitat

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Boysenberry bushes form both Primocanes and Floricanes with the latter being the fruit-bearing canes. Plant in enriched well-drained soil in full sun, receiving a minimum of 6 hours of direct sun a day. Provide consistent moisture all growing season and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch.

Pruning Boysenberry takes a bit of observation. These plants flower and fruit on last year's canes and these are the new young and green stems that were produced the season before. Once those canes are done being harvested, they can be cut down to the ground removing the cane that fruited leaving the new young shoots that developed from the root for next year's harvest.

  • Full Sun
  • Consistent Moisture & Mulched Beds
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Requires Strong Support
  • Prune Old Canes After Fruiting/Late Winter
  • ~500 Chill Hours

Luscious fruit and highly nutritious, the Boysenberry bush will be a fantastic addition to your berry orchard this year! So hurry and order yours at today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

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
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

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 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Boysenberry Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus 'Boysen Blackberry'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained Soil
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Summer
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No