• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Rapid-growing canes to 5 to 6 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Edible Fruit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid-growing canes to 5 to 6 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasUse as an edible security barrier along fence lines and in strips too narrow for fruit trees.
    Companion PlantsRosemary (Rosmarinus); Salvia (Salvia); Yarrow (Achillea); Lavender (Lavandula); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Thrives in fertile, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. In warmest zones, mulch to keep roots cool and moist in summer. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Prune older canes that have fruited; train young canes onto trellis.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    The genus Rubus includes many different plants collectively known as "brambles" as they share rampant viney growth and viscous thorns. It 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.

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