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Rubus x loganobaccus 'LY 654'


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Plant type


Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


photo by Maddie Thornhill, copyright GAP Photos (51220)

Plant details

Judge Logan discovered the loganberry growing in his California garden in 1880. It has remained popular ever since for its large, succulent, conical red fruits, which have a rich tangy flavour. They ripen after raspberries but before blackberries. The plant needs similar conditions to blackberries - sunny site with fertile, well-drained soil - with a little more heat and sunlight. 'LY 654' is a thornless form, with light green, smooth stems, that has been selected for consistent health and performance. The brittle canes are easily damaged by strong winds unless tied in securely to wires, ideally as a fan-shape. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rubus

Species: x loganobaccus

Cultivar: LY 654

Plant type: Fruit

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 180cm

Spread: 150cm

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