Bristol Black Raspberry Bush

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Other Raspberry varieties step aside, the Bristol Raspberry Bush (Rubus occidentalis 'Bristol') is here! These brilliant and reliable berries are a no-brainer if you're looking for a winning cultivar. This Raspberry has proven itself to be hardy, tasty, and beautiful since its introduction in 1934.

The Bristol Raspberry's medium green and broad foliage create a verdant and cheerful sight. If you want to attract joyful birds and happy bees, you will want several of these in your yard! The spring show of white blossoms is not something to miss! Then Bristol produces juicy black raspberries with a sweet aroma in early summer!

These firm berries are large with high sugar levels and a fruity flavor. While it's difficult to beat eating these bright berries fresh from the cane, they are also a great candidate for canning, jams, jellies, and freezing. They also make the perfect muse for new baked recipes. Turn a boring salad or plain yogurt into a true treat with a handful of Bristol Raspberries. Or stir in a spoonful of your blackberry jelly to your next milkshake for a fresh burst of flavor.

Planting and Application:

Plant Bristol bushes along your woodland area or in a region you want to naturalize and attract wildlife. Add a bird-friendly fence that few will want to cross and hides nosy neighbors at the same time! You may wish to cover a couple of your bushes just so the birds won't fatten up on all your berries!

Ornamental enough for edible landscaping, their smaller size and beauty all growing season is an unmatched and versatile fruiting and flowering accent and focal point plant! Why shouldn't your landscaping put food on your table too?

  • Excellent Early Summer Classic
  • Less Seedy Mid-Season Raspberry
  • Sweet & Charming White Flowers
  • Self-Fruitful Mid-Sized Black Raspberry
  • Fantastic Fruity Flavor

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Keep your Floricane Raspberry plants fruitful by removing canes that have been harvested immediately after fruiting by pruning them to the ground, leaving the new vegetative (non-fruiting) canes to overwinter. While self-fertile, you may want to plant several nearby for extra berries!

  • Full Sun
  • Moist, Well-Drained, Organically Enriched Soil
  • Very Cold Hardy
  • Prune After Fruiting
  • Mulch Beds Well

The Bristol Black Raspberry Bush is a floricane that provides unlimited joy to those who have the opportunity to grow their own. Make this upcoming summer the berry best with your own Bristol Raspberry.

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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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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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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Bristol Black Raspberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus occidentalis 'Bristol'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Harvest Time Mid Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Floricane
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No