10 years to reach maturity
White Bramble Overview
This species is an upright prickly deciduous shrub with young shoots which are white with ovate, pinnate leaves and ovate to elliptic, dark green leaflets with a white felted underside. The flowers are borne in early summer with saucer-shaped, white blooms which are followed by edible yellow fruits about 2cm.
How to propagate White Bramble
Propagate by seed or cuttings (semi-ripe for evergreens, softwood or hardwood for deciduous species) in summer or 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.
Other uses of White Bramble
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.