(Briar) Rubus ichangensis is a rare shrub native to parts of China with long clusters of white flowers in summer once established and bold dark green leaves.
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Rubus ichangensis is a rare semi-evergreen shrub native to parts of China with long clusters of white flowers in summer once established and bold dark green leaves. Bright red, edible fruit appear in late summer/autumn.
Grows as a ground cover plant, flowering best in a sunny and sheltered position. 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. Will drop some or all leaves in cold winters.
- Flowering Period: June-July.
- Flower Colour: White
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Rubus ichangensis grows to be a spreading shrub or ground cover plant.
- Height: 30 - 50 cm (1 - 2 ft)
- Spread: 2 - 2.5 m (6 - 8 ft)
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Small (less than 5 ft tall), Ground Cover
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid
- Special Features
- Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large, Honey Fungus Resistant, Fruit - Edible, Fruit - Ornamental, Evergreen
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