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Ouachita Blackberry closeup of black and red berries

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 4-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-4' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Spacing: 3-4' apart


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Ouachita Blackberry

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Rubus ursinus 'Ouachita'

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Why the Ouachita Blackberry?

Pick your own bushel of blackberries with Quachita Blackberry, a thornless plant perfectly compact to have potted berries growing right on your patio! Built to bear fruit during the first year so that you can indulge on big bunches of delicious berries during a warm summer day! A belly full of berries and plenty more for jam! So plant today, and watch the beautiful white blossoms turn into sweet edible blackberries for you and the family to enjoy!

Ouachita Blackberry is a 2003 product of the University of Arkansas. The fruits are similar in size to the Arapaho and Navaho blackberries, a disease-resistant blackberry that tolerates heat.

How to use in the landscape?

A thornless wonder! Ouachita Blackberry is an easy-to-grow blackberry vine that can be trained to a trellis. You'll enjoy the double blooms in early spring, just to be followed soon after with the black fruits we all enjoy. Ouachita berries can be harvested as soon as mid-June, but harvesting can easily extend into late summer. The blackberries are sweet and have an overall wonderful flavor. Ouachita is heat tolerant and disease resistant, making this an excellent choice for all landscapes and gardens!

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 5-9

    Mature Height: 4-5' tall

    Mature Width: 3-4' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun

    Spacing: 3-4' apart

How To Plant

Ouachita Blackberry enjoys being in full view of the sun to bask in the warmth and grow the delicious berries that we know and love. Blackberries enjoy being planted in acidic soil, rich in organic matter, moist, and well-draining. Be sure not to plant blackberries in wet, soggy soil; these berries do not enjoy having wet feet. If the landscape has clay soil, planting raspberries in raised beds would be a great option to enjoy growing your fruit. After fruiting, prune all canes that produced fruit. Thoroughly prune late winter to early spring to remove any damage occurring during dormancy. Blackberries are self-fertile, so you do not need to plant another blackberry bush.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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