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Rubus - Brambles

Rubus (Brambles) is a large genus of more than 250 species of mainly shrubs and climbers in the rose family. Deciduous or evergreen, they often scramble with bristly or prickly stems, boasts rose-like flowers which are followed by juicy fruits including blackberries, dewberries, raspberries, boysenberries, tayberries, and loganberries. Easy-to-grow, several forms offer colorful foliage and stems. All require well-drained soil and full sun for best foliage, stem coloration and fruits.


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Rubus 'Killarney' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Cold-hardy and reliable, Rubus idaeus 'Killarney' (Red Raspberry) is an early midseason, upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub with clusters of white, rose-like flowers which give way to medium sized, sweet, flavorful, red raspberries in early-mid summer. The berries are firm and great for fresh eating, freezing, canning and pies.

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Rubus 'Latham' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Cold-hardy and reliable, Rubus idaeus 'Latham' (Red Raspberry) is an upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub with clusters of white, rose-like flowers which give way to medium sized, sweet, flavorful, pure red raspberries in mid summer. The berries are firm and great for fresh eating, jams and jellies. Developed in Minnesota, this raspberry shrub is perfect for northern gardens. Excellent disease resistance.

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Rubus calycinoides (Creeping Raspberry)

Rubus calycinoides (Creeping Raspberry) is an evergreen groundcover forming a dense carpet adorned with long spreading branches clothed in lustrous, emerald green, thickly textured leaves. Rounded, they have 3-5 broad, ruffled-edged lobes and display felted, whitish undersides. They may turn raspberry-red with the onset of cool fall nights.

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Rubus fruticosus 'Arapaho' (Blackberry)

Considered the earliest producing thornless blackberry, Rubus fruticosus 'Arapaho' is an early season, upright, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to large, small-seeded, tasty, bright glossy black berries in early summer.

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Rubus fruticosus 'Chester' (Blackberry)

Rubus fruticosus 'Chester' is a semi-erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of very large, jet black, round and very sweet blackberries in mid-late summer. The berries are firm and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies.

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Rubus fruticosus 'Natchez' (Blackberry)

Noted for its huge fruit, Rubus fruticosus 'Natchez' is an early season, semi-erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of very large, elongated, glossy purple-black blackberries in early summer. The berries are firm, very flavorful and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies.

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Rubus fruticosus 'Navaho' (Blackberry)

Rubus fruticosus 'Navaho' is an erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of large, blue-black, juicy-sweet blackberries over a harvest season lasting 30 days in mid-late summer. The berries are firm and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies.

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Rubus fruticosus 'Triple Crown' (Blackberry)

Rubus fruticosus 'Triple Crown' is a semi-erect, self-fruitful, thornless shrub with clusters of pinkish-white, rose-like flowers which give way to a heavy crop of large, glossy black, juicy blackberries over a harvest season lasting 30 days in mid summer. The berries are firm and excellent for fresh eating, jams, jellies, and pies.

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Rubus idaeus 'Anne' (Everbearing Raspberry)

Regarded as one of the best-flavored yellow raspberries, Rubus idaeus 'Anne' (Everbearing Raspberry) is an upright, self-fruitful, sparsely thorned shrub which produces 2 crops on each cane: a moderate crop in early summer followed by a heavy crop in late summer to fall. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to large, firm, sweet, juicy, almost translucent golden raspberries, which are great for fresh eating as well as preserves.

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Rubus idaeus 'Boyne' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Cold-hardy and reliable, Rubus idaeus 'Boyne' (Red Raspberry) is an early season, upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub with clusters of white, rose-like flowers which give way to medium sized, sweet, flavorful, deep red raspberries in early summer. The berries are great for fresh eating, freezing, preserves and pies. Developed in Canada, this raspberry shrub is perfect for northern gardens.

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Rubus idaeus 'Caroline' (Everbearing Raspberry)

An old favorite, Rubus idaeus 'Caroline' (Everbearing Raspberry) is a fall-fruiting cultivar producing high yields of large, highly flavored, red raspberries which are perfect for fresh eating or preserves. This upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub has a shorter harvest season than most, producing berries for about eight weeks in late summer.

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Rubus idaeus 'Fallgold' (Everbearing Raspberry)

Brightening the garden, Rubus idaeus 'Fallgold' (Everbearing Raspberry) is an upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub which produces 2 crops on each cane: a moderate crop in late spring to early summer followed by a heavy crop in late summer to fall. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to large, golden, firm, sweet raspberries, which are great fresh or for preserves and pies.

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Rubus idaeus 'Heritage' (Everbearing Raspberry)

Among the most widely grown cultivars worldwide, Rubus idaeus 'Heritage' (Everbearing Raspberry) is an upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub which produces 2 crops on each cane: a moderate crop in early summer followed by a heavy crop in the fall. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to large, extra-sweet, juicy, dark red raspberries, which are great for canning, freezing or fresh eating.

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Rubus idaeus 'Joan J' (Everbearing Raspberry)

Award-winning Rubus idaeus 'Joan J' (Everbearing Raspberry) is a fall-fruiting, upright, self-fruitful, thornless shrub which produces a heavy crop of pinkish-red berries over a long fruiting season that starts in late summer and continues until the first sharp frosts.

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Rubus idaeus 'Nova' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Cold-hardy and reliable, Rubus idaeus 'Nova' (Red Raspberry) is an early season cultivar that is vigorous and upright with long, fruiting laterals. The canes have very few spines, making picking pleasant. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to medium sized, bright red, firm raspberries which ripen in early summer.

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Rubus idaeus 'Raspberry Shortcake' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Perfect for small gardens and containers, Rubus idaeus 'Raspberry Shortcake' (Red Raspberry) is a compact dwarf, self-pollinating, slightly cascading, thornless shrub which gives high yields of sweet red raspberries. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to full-size berries which ripen in early to mid summer.

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Rubus idaeus 'September' (Everbearing Raspberry)

Vigorous and cold-hardy, Rubus idaeus 'September' (Everbearing Raspberry) is an upright, self-fruitful, thorny shrub which produces 2 crops on each cane: a light crop in early summer followed by a heavy crop in the fall. Clusters of white, rose-like flowers give way to medium to large, juicy, tart, rose-red raspberries, which are great for fresh eating, freezing, preserves and pies.

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Rubus occidentalis 'Jewel' (Summer Bearing Raspberry)

Among the first raspberries to ripen, Rubus occidentalis 'Jewel' (Summer Bearing Raspberry) is a vigorous, self-fruitful, thorny shrub with clusters of white, rose-like flowers which give way to a great abundance of large black raspberries of excellent flavor in late spring to early summer. The berries are great for fresh eating, canning and baking.

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Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry)

Rubus parviflorus (Thimbleberry) is a beautiful, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub adorned with a dense foliage of velvety, maple-like, green leaves. From late spring to mid summer, fragrant white flowers, 2 in. (5 cm), appear in showy clusters. They are followed by vibrant scarlet berries which mature in mid to late summer and compliment the lush foliage.

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