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Rubus biflorus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Rubus biflorus
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

Native to China and the Himalayas, Rubus biflorus is a vigorous briar with tall white, thorny stems that dazzle throughout winter. Dark green leaves emerge in spring. Once mature, small clusters of scented white flowers appear on the branches in early summer.

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The attractive stems of Rubus biflorus make it a spectacular addition to a winter garden, especially when planted in small groups.

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For maximum effect, hard-prune Rubus biflorus to ground level each spring to encourage growth of fresh new stems. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

How to grow Rubus biflorus

  • Plant size

    3m height

    3m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist / chalky / alkaline

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do Prune in March

Do Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Rubus biflorus and wildlife

Rubus biflorus has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Rubus biflorus poisonous?

Rubus biflorus has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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