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Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.8m

Max

1m

1.4m

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Salmonberry Overview

This is a deciduous species which has erect, sticky stems covered with fine prickles. The leaves are about 15cm wide, and consist of 3-pointed, oval leaflets. The flowers are pink to pale purple and are followed by light orange fruit.

How to propagate Salmonberry

Cuttings

Propagate by seed or cuttings (semi-ripe for evergreens, softwood or hardwood for deciduous species) in summer or winter.

Seed

Division

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.

Layering

Other uses of Salmonberry

Specimen