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Botanical name: Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness'
Other names: Blackberry 'Loch Ness'
Variety or cultivar: 'Loch Ness' _ 'Loch Ness' is a moderate-sized bush with upright thornless canes, white flowers in summer followed by dark blackberries in late summer.
Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness' is: Deciduous
Flower: White in Summer
Foliage: Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Pale-yellow in Autumn
Fruit: Black in Summer
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pests: It is best to rotate crops to avoid pest and disease problems.
Pruning: Prune old canes to ground level in late winter and tie in new canes.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Layering. REGISTER to read more...
Rubus fruticosus 'Loch Ness' (Blackberry 'Loch Ness') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Add to salads, Banks and Slopes, Cake decoration, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Flavouring food and drinks, Hedging/Screens
Cultivation: Plant outdoors in summer in well-drained neutral soil.
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|Soil types:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy|
|Soil drainage:||Moist but well-drained, Well-drained|
|Aspect:||South, East, West|
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I found it necessary to prune this in the Autumn although I only bought it in Spring 2010. I noticed today (01012011) it is going to spread too much - do you advise giving it another prune before Spring?
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