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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Rubus 'Illini Hardy'

Illini Hardy Blackberry

Main interest:
very hardy, upright, heavy bearing, sweet blackberry
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
May to June
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4a: -34.5 °C (-30 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
fruit production, mass planting, borders, naturalized gardens, hedges, edible gardens

Rubus 'Illini Hardy' is an erect, self-fruitful, thorny shrub, which produces one crop of fruit per year. This hardy zone 4 blackberry is noted for its excellent winter hardiness, and free-standing nature. Spring clusters of white, 5-petaled, rose-like flowers, give way to blackberries of excellent eating quality, which mature in summer (mid-to-late July). Given that Illini Hardy is a bramble, it makes an attractive hedge that attracts birds and butterflies.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$15.99 - $40.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS
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