RUBUS cockburnianus

Commonly known as Chinese bramble

Tall growing ornamental bramble with fine grey stems and foliage
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RUBUS cockburnianus

Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£14.50 each 

Any 3+ for £12.00 each
Delivery Information Available Early Spring 2022
  • Deciduous
    leaves to 20cm (8in) long with 5-7, sometimes 9, diamond-shaped leaflets.
  • Purple Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
    Solid purple.
  • Height
    2m (6½ft) or more.
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft) or more.
  • Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Thicket-forming shrub. Arching thicket-forming shrub with prickly shoots. Produces flowers to 1cm (½in) across in terminal racemes in summer.
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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
  • 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
  • Flower Shape
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • 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
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
  • Bird friendly
2m (6½ft) or more.
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft) or more.

Buy Varieties of RUBUS cockburnianus

RUBUS cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'

RUBUS cockburnianus 'Goldenvale'

Chinese bramble

Young foliage glowing golden yellow mellowing to lime yellow, small rose-purple flowers. Thrives in all types of soils. Very hardy

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
MULTIBUY Any 3+ for £12.00 each
£14.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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