Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Vigorous grower, canes 6 to 10 ft. long.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Edible
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Vigorous grower, canes 6 to 10 ft. long.
Special features:Attracts Birds, Edible, Showy Fruit
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:White
Garden styleCottage
Companion PlantsRaspberries need their own space, but make good addition to the kitchen garden with edibles and ornamentals. Flowering shrubs such as Natchez Mock Orange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Natchez') and Beauty Bush (Kolkwitzia amabilis) make good nearby companions.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a commercial fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Train one-year-old canes on trellis, prune canes that have fruited.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
Raspberries are classified into the Rose family which contains other bramble-like growers. It was named from the Latin for red, with the species name derived from Pliny's description of these plants on Mount Ida, Greece. With over 400 species in North America alone there is great taxonomic confusion.
Lore:
The raspberry is not a true berry. Botanically speaking it is a drupe.