Join thousands of gardeners across the UK who use our free service to buy, sell and swap plants ... and much more.

Rubus cockburnianus ‘Golden Vale’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

This grower is sure of this plant identification.

A handsome and prickly briar, Rubus cockburnianus 'Golden Vale' has bright golden leaves all summer and in winter, dazzling, chalky white arching stems. The lovely golden yellow foliage makes this an eye-catching ornamental plant in the summer and the white stems give fantastic winter interest.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

Copyright 2013 © Bluebell Arboretum & Nursery

Rubus cockburnianus  ‘Golden Vale’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Rubus cockburnianus  ‘Golden Vale’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

To add this listing to your plant request, you need to be a member of GreenPlantSwap. Please log in or sign up free now.

Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Rubus cockburnianus 'Golden Vale' grows to be a medium sized densely branching shrub if left unpruned.
Height: 2.5 m (8 ft) or up to 1.5 m (5 ft) if pruned yearly.
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Notes: Rubus cockburnianus 'Golden Vale' makes an effective garden plant if pruned back to 30 cm (1 ft) above the ground each spring each year or every two years before coming into leaf. This reduces the end size and encourages it to produce vigorous upright stems with particularly good winter stem colour.

Plant Finder: about Rubus cockburnianus ‘Golden Vale’

Common names

White-stemmed Bramble 'Goldenvale', Rubus cockburnianus 'Wyego'


Rubus cockburnianus ‘Golden Vale’ (White-stemmed Bramble 'Goldenvale'). This is a shrub with white-bloomed, arching stems and fern-like, bright yellow leaves which turn yellow-green in summer. The occasional small purple flower and inedible black fruit are also produced.


They are fully to half hardy and will prefer full sun, and other deciduous species need sun or semi-shade, with evergreens and semi-evergreens tolerating sun or shade as well. They all require fertile, well drained soil. Cut old stems of R.biflorus, R.cockburnianus and R.thibetanus to ground after fruiting.

Interest and use

Grown for winter interest and for its habit.

View Full Plant Finder Record
Rubus cockburnianus  ‘Golden Vale’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Meet the grower

Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
View Grower pageMessage Grower
  • Grower

Plant Finder listings

Production v5.9.2 (d960957)