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Brambles

Rubus spp.

Also known as

Raspberry Family

Rubus inermis by Cillas (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

7a-11b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

50cm

Min

50cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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A close up of some red fruits from a Rubus plant
A close up of a white Rubus flower

Brambles Overview

Rubus is a large genus containing around 1552 deciduous, semi-evergreen or evergreen shrubs including some woody-stemmed scrambling climbers, from the Rosaceae family. This genus contains widely cultivated species grown for their edible fruits such as Blackberry, Raspberry and Loganberry. These plants may be referred to as Brambles. They are also grown for their foliage, flowers or ornamental, thorny stems. Flowers are pink, red, purple or white, with 5 petals and shaped like cups. For optimal growth these plants require well-draining, fertile soil and full sun or partial shade.

Common problems with Brambles

How to propagate Brambles

Seed

Layering

Cuttings

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.

Special features of Brambles

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Brambles

Grown for their foliage, fruits and flowers or ornamental, often prickly stems. Deciduous species may be grown for their winter stems Suitable for coastal conditions.

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