Rubus phoenicolasius

Rubus phoenicolasius

Japanese whinberry

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Rubus phoenicolasius
  • Common name: Japanese whinberry
  • Plant type: Fruit

Height: 2m

Spread: 2m

Flower colour:
  • White
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Fruit

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Japanese whinberry, Rubus phoenicolasius, is a delicious soft fruit that bears incredibly sweet, orange red to dark red berries with a similar flavour to grapes. It's a decorative bush, with arching canes clothed in soft, russet bristles. The fruits look similar to blackberries but are smaller and are coloured orange to red. The berries can be eaten straight from the bush when they ripen in August, or used to make jams and jellies in the same way as raspberries.

For best results, grow Rubus phoenicolasius in moist but well drained soil, in a sunny, sheltered spot, ideally trained against a south-facing wall.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

  • Wildlife features: Nectar/pollen rich flowers

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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