10 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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White-Stemmed Bramble Overview
Rubus cockburnianus is a thicket forming shrub, which like the common bramble sends out long prickly shoots except this species has the most stunning white stems. These provide a stunning winter display after the foliage has dropped.
Common problems with White-Stemmed Bramble
Generally pest and disease free
How to harvest White-Stemmed Bramble
Generally not harvested as fruit are often unpalatable.
How to propagate White-Stemmed Bramble
Take softwood cuttings in Summer and hardwood or root cuttings in early Winter.
Alternatively, R.odoratus may be increased by division and R.'Benenden' and R.ulmifolius 'Bellidiflorus' by layering in spring. You can also propagate by root division in winter.
Special features of White-Stemmed Bramble
For the best display allow to develop into a larger thicket.
Other uses of White-Stemmed Bramble
This prickly shrub suits being grown on banks and slopes in larger informal gardens