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Commonly known as Chinese bramble
EvergreenOvate, entire or very shallowly 3- to 5-lobed, glossy, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long, heart-shaped at the bases.
Ground coverThese plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soilBoth creeping and arching shoots. Produces flowers 2.5cm (1in) across singly or in few-flowered terminal racemes followed by raspberry-like fruit to 2.5cm (1in) across.
Hardy - very cold winterHardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
Additional FeaturesGood to knowEdible red fruitPlace of originChina ( Sichuan and Yunnan)
(see photos above)
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
Buy Varieties of RUBUS tricolor
hybrid tricolor with shiny green foliage and creamy-white flowers