Blackberry Plants
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Why do blackberry plants grow vines with 3 leaves and sometimes with 5?

Zone Chesapeake, va | lucian_nica added on September 28, 2018 | Answered

Why do blackberry plants grow vines with 3 leaves and sometimes with 5?

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 29, 2018

Every plants will have some instances of 3 and 5 leaflets. This is the nature of the species. As the plant matures, you will see many more with 5 leaflets, but you should still see a good mix.

Of course, this can depend on cultivar as well. Some may not be bred to be as dense, or a broadleaved.

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