• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; vigorous canes reach 6 to 10 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Delicious Midsummer Berries
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; vigorous canes reach 6 to 10 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsSalvia (Salvia); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Yarrow (Achillea); Russian Sage (Perovskia); Lavender (Lavandula)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. 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.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    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.