Can You Grow Blackberries in Zone 5B?

Winter lows in USDA plant hardiness zone 5b reach minus 10 to minus 15 degrees Fahrenheit. Erect blackberry plants, tolerating temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees F, are suitable for zone 5b. Trailing blackberry varieties, however, are unsuitable. They suffer damage or death between 0 and 5 degrees F.

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