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Commonly known as Ornamental bramble
Semi-evergreenKeeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.Leathery, narrowly ovate-cordate leaves 9-18cm (3½-7in) long, 2.5-6cm (1-2½in) wide, sparsely toothed
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soilLong, slender stems
Very hardyHardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCan be trained as a climber. Beware small hooks on stalksPests & DiseasesGrey mould (botrytis)Place of originEastern Asia, central and western China
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Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilModerately fertile
WildlifeBee friendlyBird friendly