Rubus cockburnianus is a thicket forming shrub, which like the common bramble sends out long prickly shoots except this species has the most stunning white stems. These provide a stunning winter display after the foliage has dropped.
Generally not harvested as fruit are often unpalatable.
Take softwood cuttings in Summer and hardwood or root cuttings in early Winter.
For the best display allow to develop into a larger thicket.
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
This prickly shrub suits being grown on banks and slopes in larger informal gardens
Generally pest and disease free