• Rubus parviflorus

    Posted on January 9, 2015 by in Collector Plants, Deciduous, Edible, Foliage plants, Shrubs

    The Thimbleberry is a suckering deciduous North American raspberry relative with upright thornless stems and huge soft green leaves that would have me planting it if it did nothing else. However in spring it produces large pure white flowers (strangely large for the Genus yet the name parviflorus means small flowered!).

    When the flowers finish it produces sweet bright red berries that tend to collapse as you pick them so aren’t going to make a saleable crop but are lovely straight off the plant and they do make lovely jam.

    The plant has a strongly suckering colony in moist semi-shade so needs to be planted with discretion or perhaps grown in a large container. I have plants in 25cm. pots of this rarely offered plant at $32.50Rubus parviflora

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