A wonderful result of crossing blackberries and raspberries, Loganberry Thornless produces large, dark red berries. The berries have a distinctive flavour and are excellent for both desserts and jams.
The thornfree branches make it a much friendlier option than thorny varieties. Loganberry Thornless is best grown against a trellis or other support system and will fruit on the previous years shoots. Plant in full sun or light shade for tasty fruits in late summer.
Loganberry Thornless bushes can be planted approx. 1.5 metres apart. Our pot grown Loganberry bushes can be planted at any time of the year, whereas bare root ones need to be planted between November and March.
Remove weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole, then dig a square hole slightly deeper than the root mass and 2x as wide. To help the plant establish, sprinkle root grow in the hole. Gently loosen the roots and place into the hole. Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently, taking care not to bank the soil up around the collar of the plant.
Unlike some fruits, Loganberry bushes are best trained using a post and wire system. Using two stakes at either end, secure several rows of horizontal wire approximately 30cm apart starting with the lowest wire 90cm from the ground. Ensure your wires are taught and train the stems of your blackberry bush horizontally so they create a fan shape along the wires.
If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months until it has established. Increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water a little. Once you see your fruits begin to swell, water again.
Tip: To check if the soil requires further water, dig a finger into the soil a few centimetres and if it feels even slightly moist, it does not need further watering. If it feels dry, water and repeat this test. We stock irrigation kits to aid watering.
Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.
Prune off stems that have been harvested and secure new stems onto the wires. In spring, apply a general fertiliser and in autumn, cut back weak or damaged shoots.
Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). There's no need to be in to receive your trees and you can request where they are left via the checkout.
There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs assistance.
Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.
Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees. For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.
1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat
1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat
2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat
1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat
Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.
The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.
Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.
Below are definitions of various forms, which refer to the shape of the tree defined by the pruning it has received. For more advice, please contact us.
Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.
Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.
Multi Stem: A multi stem tree is has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.
Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.
Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.
Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.
Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branch), which supports a branched crown. Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height.
Standard either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard 10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard 12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height
The table below gives sizes and forms available for this variety, along with photos you can enlarge (these are only a guideline as all plants are unique so vary).
|Plant Specification||type||Root type||Price||Quantity Qty|
|50-70cm||3L pot||£16.99 (VAT Free)|