- Main interest:
- native, very hardy, edible fruit, elegant rose-like scented flowers, thornless
- partial to full shade
- Soil humidity:
- moist soil
- Flower colour:
- deep pink
- Mildly fragrant
- Flowering period:
- June to August
- USDA Hardiness:
- zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
- Mature height & width (max.):
- height: 5 ft (1.5 m) width: 12 ft (3.6 m)
- shade gardens, shrub borders, native plant gardens, wild gardens, containers, woodland gardens, naturalizing, edible gardens
Rubus odoratus is highly ornamental, with its rose-like, fragrant, 2" (5 cm) wide, deep pink flowers. It is a deciduous, coarse, suckering shrub with cane-like hairy stems, and virtually no prickles. It typically grows 3 ft - 5 ft (0.9 m – 1.5 m) tall and spreads 6 ft -12 ft (2 m – 3.65 m) wide. It has palmate, medium green leaves.
Flowers appear over the whole summer; and give way to 3/4" (1.9 cm) diameter, cup-shaped red fruits. Without enough water fruit can tend to be dry. Thimbleberry attracts birds and butterflies. Tolerant of black Walnut. Attractive to bees, butterflies, and birds.
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Also known as: Flowering Raspberry, Virginia Raspberry, Purple-flowered Bramble, Sweet-scented Bramble