• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 8 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Sweet Autumn Berries
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 8 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasPlant this tasty berry near a fence, wall or wherever you can provide plenty of support and room for its long, fruit-laden canes. Grow as a freestanding shrub in a large garden bed and stake canes. An ideal and delicious Raspberry to grow for two crops or--if all the canes are cut down in late winter--one, large late crop. Be the only one on your block with fresh raspberries in September!
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. After harvest, prune to ground older canes that have fruited, leaving one-year-old canes to produce next season's crop. Train newer canes on trellis. May be lightly tip-pruned and fertilized in spring.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    The genus Rubus aka brambles falls into the Rosaceae family and may resemble some of the bramble roses. This group contains most of the berry fruits that are botanically speaking not true berries but drupe fruit. Linnaeus named it from the classical name for raspberries, ruber, meaning red. He chose the species name from the Roman physician Pliny's description of the plants on Mount Ida in Greece. It is a huge genus with over 400 species in North America alone, which causes treat taxonomic confusion, as well as many others scattered throughout the Northern Hemisphere. This cultivar is noted as a productive thornless variety.