(Thimbleberry) Native to parts of Eastern North America, Rubus odoratus is covered with masses of wide (up to 4 cm), slightly fragrant, purplish-rose coloured flowers in mid to late summer.
Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 - 4 years old, 40 - 50 cm tall)
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Native to parts of Eastern North America, Rubus odoratus is covered with masses of wide (up to 4 cm), slightly fragrant, purplish-rose coloured flowers in mid to late summer. These flowers stand out well against the large green leaves and an established plant looks a little raspberry-like in appearance. After a hot summer, the flowers are followed by edible red fruit in autumn.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained, fertile soil. Tolerates damp soil but avoid waterlogged areas.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: June - September,
- Flower Colour: Purplish-pink
- Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
- Habit: Medium sized densely branching, suckering shrub if unpruned.
- Height: 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
- Notes: As this plant can spread, Rubus odoratus is usually best planted in an area with restricted root space, for example at the edge of a border or path.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Ground Cover
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Dry / Sandy, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Special: Coastal Areas
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Autumn (September - November), Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), To grow in a pot
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