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Rubus deliciosus (Delicious Raspberry)

Boulder Raspberry, Delicious Raspberry, Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Rocky Mountain Flowering Raspberry, Showy White-Flowered Bramble, Oreobatus deliciosus


Rubus deliciosus (Delicious Raspberry) is a glorious deciduous shrub adorned with arching reddish stems bearing a lush foliage of simple, lobed, bright green leaves, 2-3 in. long (5-7 cm). The stems are thornless, unlike many other rubus species. From late spring to early summer, a massive display of fragrant white flowers, 2-3 in. (5-7 cm), can be enjoyed. Resembling single roses, they feature five bright white petals, slightly overlapping, surrounding a bouquet of short stamens topped by yellow-brown anthers. They are followed by small, dark purple-red berries, which are nicely flavored, but tend to be dry and are composed mostly of seeds. They are valuable seasonal food for birds. Rubus deliciosus is adaptable to both dry and watered gardens. Perfect for the waterwise landscape.

  • Grows up to 3-5 ft. tall (90-150 cm) and 5-6 ft. wide (150-180 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in dry to mediumwell-drained soils. Tolerates dry shade.
  • Prune out one-third of older stems in late winter to promote more flowers.
  • Propagate by seed or stem cuttings. Seed requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame.
  • Native to Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming.

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Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 10
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Rubus - Brambles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 5 – 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 10
Plant Type Climbers, Shrubs
Plant Family Rubus - Brambles
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 3' – 5' (90cm – 150cm)
Spread 5' – 6' (150cm – 180cm)
Spacing 72" (180cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy, Fruit & Berries
Native Plants United States, Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Wyoming, Southwest, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Attracts Birds
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage

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