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Rubus phoenicolasius

Japanese wineberry

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Key information

Plant type

Fruit

Feature

Fruit

Hardiness

Hardy

Skill level

Experienced

photo by bbc.co.uk/gardening

Plant details

This is a delicious soft fruit that has a little of the flavour of grapes and makes good jams and jellies. Although it is grouped together with raspberries and blackberries, the wineberry is not a cross, but a species in its own right. It's very decorative with arching canes that are covered with soft, russet bristles that glow in the winter. The fruits are smaller than blackberries and are coloured orange to cherry red.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Rubus

Species: phoenicolasius

Plant type: Fruit

Foliage colour: Mid-green

Feature: Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 200cm


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