The Juiciest Berries Around Marion Blackberry
- Early Season
- Delicious and Juicy Fruit
- Great Baking Berries
- Heavy Fruit Producer
- Also Called Marionberries
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. These flowers eventually turn into the fruit. Marion Blackberry is self-fruitful, so there is no need to worry about finding a suitable pollinator plant. Simply plant, and wait for the fruit to grow!
We suggest putting a net up around your bush to help keep wildlife away. They find the berries as scrumptious as we do!
The uses for Marion Blackberries are nearly endless. Pick them fresh off the bush for a juicy, and healthy, snack, squeeze 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.
Once the bush has been in the ground for a couple years, it is not uncommon for it to grow many pounds of fruit each year. As long as you aren't giving many to the birds, you'll have more than enough to eat your fill and share with any jealous neighbors!
Marion Blackberry is a fast growing bush when given the right soil and light. Full sun in soil that is well drained gives you the best results.
It is important to give the bush some support, so planting near a fence or giving it stakes when planted in a garden are extremely helpful. This gives the fruit laden canes the support it needs to stay upright throughout the growing season.
There's a reason Marion Blackberry is one of the most common Blackberries grown in the Pacific Northwest, it's a heavy producer of absolutely delicious juicy berries. Add Marion Blackberry to your garden and order 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
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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|
About Plant Sentry™
Plant Sentry is designed to protect both consumers and the nursery trade from invasive plant pests and diseases. Sites that display the Plant Sentry protection badge are protected from consumers buying and nurseries shipping material carrying invasive pests and diseases.
This proprietary eCommerce software prevents the shipment of a restricted plant to each state. The Plant Sentry system includes a shipment certification program. The Plant Sentry Compliance Officer works closely with NatureHills.com and each nursery or fulfillment center to ensure only compliant plants are sold to customers.
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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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|Botanical Name||Rubus x 'Marion'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||5 - 6 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Early Season|