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Monday, May 4, 2009

Rubus pentalobus- Creeping Raspberry

Rubus or Creeping Raspberry can be propagated by layering in the spring, it is protected by royalties or by seed. There are many varieties of Rubus so their blooms can range from pink, white, red or purple, but pentalobus blooms are white. It is hardy in Zones 7-9, is an evergreen, deer resistant and some stems tend to be thorny. One aspect is its red fall color, which will persist through the winter. It blooms in late spring/early summer, bears an edible orange fruit, reaches a height of 4"-6", is drought tolerant and will grow in either full sun or light shade.

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