Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) in the Rubus Database

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 6 to 12 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Palmate, five to seven lobed and can be from 4 to 10 inches long and wide. Resemble Maple leaves.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 3/4 inch red to purple berry.
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Lavender
Mauve
Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Pollinators: Bees

Pre-fruit.

Photo gallery:
Location: Creek side behind my deckDate: 2017-07-30Pre-fruit.
By Lioba
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Location: Behind my deck along side creekDate: 2017-08-04The berry sits gently on the cap. One touch and it could slide of
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Date: 2017-05-02Tip of The Vine Growth 5', Spring
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Location: PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-06-23Rubus odoratus
By AudreyDee
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Location: My Home, Along CreekDate: 2017-05-02Spring Growth
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Location: Behind My Home Along Retaining WallDate: 2017-05-02Spring Growth
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-06-10close-up of flower and leaves
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Location: ILDate: 2018-06-01
By molanic
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Location: ILDate: 2018-06-05
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Location: ILDate: 2018-07-15
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Location: My Garden - PADate: 2006-02-02Pink Flowering Form
By Kim
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Location: Behind my deck along side creekDate: 2017-08-04A more holistic view of the ripe and developing fruit.
By Lioba
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-06-10a group in the open woods
By ILPARW
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2012-06-10a plant with a flower
By ILPARW
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Mar 13, 2018 7:15 PM

This perennial-like small shrub has a native range from southeast Canada & New England & New York down into Georgia & Alabama up into Indiana to northern Illinois. Its 2 inch wide rose-purple flowers are fragrant. Its raspberries are edible but not very flavorful. It spreads by stolons (stems along the ground) to become a mounded colony. It is sold by some native plant nurseries. I have only seen a few of this species planted around in a few landscapes. It is a nice plant.

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