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Ghost Bramble

Rubus thibetanus

Also known as

Whitewashed Bramble

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

7a

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Ghost Bramble Overview

This medium-sized deciduous shrub has arching purplish prickly stems which are heavily bloomed white in winter. It's leaves are dark green above and whitish beneath. It produces small purplish flowers and black fruits (inedible)

Common problems with Ghost Bramble

Generally pest free but can suffer from Grey mould.

    How to harvest Ghost Bramble

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Ghost Bramble

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings n summer & hardwood cuttings in 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

    Special features of Ghost Bramble

    Autumn colour

    Winter colour

    Other uses of Ghost Bramble

    This low maintenance plant will make dense thickets ideal for covering banks or slopes.