• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Vigorous grower, canes 6 to 10 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Edible
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    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
    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 & 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.