• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rubus × loganobaccus 'Ly 654' (F)

loganberry 'Ly 654'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases
loganberry 'Ly 654'

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  • Other common names loganberry 'Ly 654'

  • Genus 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

  • Family Rosaceae / Rosaceae

  • Details Loganberry LY 654 is a thornless loganberry with sweet fruit. It is less vigorous than LY 59 which makes it suitable for smaller gardens

Characteristics

  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Trailing

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)
    Old hardiness ratings

    While we update our systems with the new hardiness ratings you may still see old hardiness ratings in your search results. These are denoted as 'Old'.

    • H1 - Requires heated glass
    • H2 - Requires unheated glass
    • H3 - Hardy outside in some regions of the UK
    • H4 - Hardy throughout the UK
    • H1 + H3 - Requires heated glass but may be grown outside in summer

    For full details of the hardiness ratings see

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    H5

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Chalk

    Loam

  • Chalk

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHNeutral

Size

  • Ultimate height

    1.5-2.5 metres / 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread

    1.5-2.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height

    2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation Usually fan-trained but loganberries and blackberries can be trained in many creative ways. The principle is cut out fruited canes, leaving new growth to train in for fruiting the following year

Propagation Propagate by tip layering or from cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types Cottage & Informal Garden

How to care

Pruning Cut out old canes following fruiting and tie in new canes; as for pruning blackberries

Pests Generally pest free

Diseases May be affected by some cane diseases

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