Marion Blackberry Bush

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There's a reason Marion Blackberry is one of the most common Blackberries grown in the Pacific Northwest! Add Marion Blackberry to your garden and order at today!

Often thought of as one of the most common commercial Blackberries in the Pacific Northwest, Marion Blackberry (Rubus x 'Marion') can now be grown and harvested right in your backyard! No garden is complete without a reliable and heavy-producing Blackberry bush! Marion Blackberries were released in 1956 from a cross between two other Blackberries. The result was dark purple-black fruit, filled to the brim with sweetly tart juice! Many say it is the juiciest variety available!

Each spring, the bush bursts with lax canes bearing white flowers. Pollinators adore these white petaled beauties! Marion Blackberry is self-fruitful and ripens in mid-summer, on 6 foot tall and wide shrub, the canes fill out with lovely toothy foliage. The deep green leaves set the stage for the gorgeous fruit that’s sweeter and juicier than other Blackberry varieties.

We suggest draping a net around your bush to help keep wildlife away. They find the berries as scrumptious as we do! Or go ahead and plant a second bush, you’ll increase productivity and provide some food for your local wildlife!

Planting and Application:

The uses for Marion Blackberries are nearly endless. Pick them fresh off the bush for a juicy, and healthy, snack, juice them for a sweetly tart drink, or add them to a favorite dessert recipe. Pies, jams, and pureed over ice cream are all delicious ways to use your abundant crop of berries.

The fast-growing canes fill out to create impenetrable rows for privacy and borders as well as shelterbelts for wildlife. Plant one in your sunny Kitchen garden and at the corner of a Vegetable garden for juicy fruit and beautiful form.

  • Large Black to Dark Red Berries
  • Early Season & Self-Fruitful
  • Fresh Eating, Juiced, Preserves & Desserts & Great Baking Berries!
  • Also Called Marionberries
  • Medium-Sized Bushes & Heavy Fruit Producer

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Marion Blackberry is a fast-growing bush that loves full sun in soil that is well-drained. These are heat and humidity-resistant plants that tolerate the NW regions of North America. It is important to give the bush some support, so plant near a fence or provide staking.

  • Full Sun
  • Moist, Enriched Well-Drained Soil
  • Needs Some Support
  • Primocane - Prune Early Spring

There's a reason Marion Blackberry is one of the most common Blackberries grown in the Pacific Northwest! Add Marion Blackberry to your garden and order at today!

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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.

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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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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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Marion Blackberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-9
Growing Zones 7-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus x 'Marion'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 6 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well-Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Early Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Fruiting Time Primocane
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant Yes