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RUBUS cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'

Commonly known as Chinese bramble

Young foliage glowing golden yellow mellowing to lime yellow, small rose-purple flowers. Thrives in all types of soils. Very hardy
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  • Deciduous
    leaves to 20cm (8in) long with 5-7, sometimes 9, diamond-shaped leaflets
  • Purple
    Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Rose purple
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Thicket-forming shrub with arching, prickly shoots with a brilliant white bloom in winter
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

RUBUS cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Prune back to about 30cm (1ft) every one or two years to encourage new shoots
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    Grey mould (Botrytis)
    Place of origin
    Garden origin
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Gold
  • Leaf form
    Pinnate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
    Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
    When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.

    RHS group 9 & 11
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Bird friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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