(Japanese Wineberry) Rubus phoenicolasius is a handsome shrub with eye-catching red winter stems and masses of tasty fruit in summer which can be eaten fresh or used for cooking.
A beautiful Japanese briar with rich coppery or burnished-red, bristly stems in winter and tasyy, bright red, edible fruits in midsummer. In our opinion, it is well worth cultivating simply as a fruiting plant, but it also happens to be very ornamental and makes an attractive garden feature. The fruits may be used to make delicious jellies, pies or cakes.
- Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Tolerates damp (but not waterlogged) soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Rubus phoenicolasius grows to be a medium sized spreading shrub.
- Height: 2 m (6 ft) .
- Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Notes: Rubus phoenicolasius is biennial, meaning that the canes grow one year and fruit the next
- How Much Sun
- Light Shade, Full Sun
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (1.5m - 3m), Ground Cover
- Growing Conditions
- Soil: Not Fussy, Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Damp/Wet
- Special Features
- Fruit - Ornamental, Suitable for Containers, Fruit - Edible, Honey Fungus Resistant