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RUBUS odoratus

Commonly known as American bramble, Flowering raspberry

Vigorous suckering and spreading shrub with attractive purplish pink flowers and edible red fruit
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  • Deciduous - large, broadly ovate, 5-lobed, velvety, dark-green leaves to 24cm (10in) long.
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet - solid purple.
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft) or more
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft) or more
  • Tall Shrub - fast-growing, thicket-forming with spineless shoots. Produces panicles of flowers to 5cm (2in) across, followed by flattened, hemispherical fruit to 2cm (¾in) across.
  • 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
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - red fruit edible, but bland.
  • Place of origin - eastern North America
  • Flower Shape - Cup-shaped - - shallowly cup-shaped
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Bird friendly
2.5m (8ft) or more
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft) or more

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