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Rubus coreanus

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Native to parts of China, Japan and Korea, Rubus coreanus is a stunning plant with prickly, silver stems in summer which turn vibrant mahogany brown/red in winter. The older stems stay the lovely dark colour in the following years.

Clusters of flowers in early summer are followed by edible yet small, dark red or purplish black fruit in late summer or early autumn.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (80 - 100 cm tall)

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Rubus coreanus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Rubus coreanus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Rubus coreanus | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: June - July.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Vigorous.
Habit: Rubus coreanus grows to be a medium sized densely branching shrub if left un-pruned.
Height: up to 2.5 m (8 ft) or up to 1.5 m (5 ft) if pruned yearly.
Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)

Pruning: Rubus coreanus produces a number of new stems each year from the perennial rootstock, these stems fruit in their second year and then die and can be pruned out.

Plant Finder: about Rubus coreanus

Common names

Korean Black Raspberry


Rubus coreanus (Korean Black Raspberry). Native to Korea, where it is used to make bokbunja ju; a fruit wine and believed to have aphrodisiac qualities! Silver stems in summer turn red-brown in winter over dark green leaves.


Prune out the dead stems which have produced fruit that year.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage, fruits and flowers or ornamental, often prickly stems. Deciduous species may be grown for their winter stems Suitable for coastal conditions.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

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