RUBUS

(deciduous leaf-losing)

Included in this group are the blackberries and loganberries, and also some decorative shrubs. All grow to about 6 to 8 ft. and are not particular about soil.

The following three kinds have stems covered with a pure-white wax, and are useful for winter decoration.

Rubus biflorus, white flowers in July.

Black berry flower (Rubus fruticosus), Welling...

Black berry flower (Rubus fruticosus), Wellington, New Zealand (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

R. cockburnianus, purple flowers in June.

R. lasiostylus, purplish flowers in June.

R. ulmifolius bellidiflorus, sprays of double pink, bachelor’s button flowers in July, is an attractive bramble, though without the white stems.

17. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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