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Rubus idaeus

Raspberry

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsMay & July
  • Height1.5m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBrown green

Description

Rubus idaeus (Raspberry). This is a deciduous perennial shrub about 1.5m tall and wide. It produces smooth, reddish brown stems with serrated leaflets. The small 5-petalled white flowers appear on the side shoots of branches.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Culinary; berries are used to make juices, deserts and jams.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer moist, well-drained, moderately fertile soil in a sunny position.

Propagation

You can propagate by root division in winter, or from seeds, cuttings or suckers.

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