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Rubus calophyllus

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(Briar) Rubus calophyllus is a highly ornamental, unusual shrub native to parts of China, Bhutan, Tibet and North India with arching branches and very handsome deeply veined leaves.

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Rubus calophyllus is a a highly ornamental unusual shrub native to parts of China, Bhutan, Tibet and North India with arching branches and very handsome deeply veined leaves. Leaves are dark green in the underside covered with fine silvery hairs. Established plants have dark red flowers once established and orange-red fruit in autumn.

Most suited for a position in full sun or light, dappled shade with shelter from cold winds. Not suitable for cold, exposed sites.


  • Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Somewhat hardy. best in a warm, sheltered position and may require protection in cold winters.
  • Flowering Period: May.
  • Flower Colour: Red
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
  • Habit: Rubus calophyllus grows to be a medium sized densely branching shrub if left unpruned.
    • Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
    • Spread: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
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Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium
Growing Conditions
Site: Coastal Areas, Soil: Not Fussy, Soil: Dry/Sandy, Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Alkaline, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Rare and Unusual, Foliage - Unusual Shape, Honey Fungus Resistant