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This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
blackberry 'Loch Ness'
Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits
'Loch Ness' is a not very vigorous blackberry with fairly upright thornless canes. Flowers white; fruit black
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Usually fan trained. Mulch with well rotted compost or manure
Propagate by tip layering or from cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Banks and Slopes Hedging & Screens
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Cut out old canes following fruiting and tie in new canes
Pests Can get aphids, leafhoppers, raspberry beetle and gall mites
Good general resistance to disease
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blackberry 'Loch Ness'
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