10 years to reach maturity
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
Take softwood cuttings n summer & hardwood cuttings in 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 Ghost Bramble
Other uses of Ghost Bramble
This low maintenance plant will make dense thickets ideal for covering banks or slopes.