• 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 6 ft. long.
    Key Feature:
    Double Crop of Delicious Fruit
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:ROO-bus eye-DAY-us
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Rapid-growing canes reach 5 to 6 ft. long.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    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
    Provide fertile, mildly acidic, well-drained soil. In hot summer regions, shelter from harsh sun, and mulch to keep roots cool. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish extensive root system. Feed in early spring. After harvest, prune away canes that have fruited. Leave newer canes to produce next season's crop; train 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:
    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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