Yes, its fruit is delicious, but this invasive blackberry shrub has an attitude problem.
Most people in the Pacific Northwest love the Himalayan's berries but hate the plant.
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Thorny Himalayan blackberries will quickly invade neglected property.
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Himalayan blackberries are highly aggressive, growing quickly in the Pacific Northwest's mild climate.
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The vigorous, thorny vines of the Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) will grow 25 feet or more in a season.
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The Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) blooms and bears profusely.
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Introduced to the United States in the late 1800s, the Himalayan blackberry has since naturalized throughout much of the Pacific Northwest.
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The cutleaf blackberry (Rubus laciniatus) arrived in North America nearly a century before the Himalayan. Its berries are firmer and easier to transport than those of the native blackberry (Rubus ursinus).