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Rubus phoenicolasius

Japanese whinberry

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  • Botanical name: Rubus phoenicolasius
  • Common name: Japanese whinberry
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Plant Type: Fruit
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Green

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.

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

How to grow Rubus phoenicolasius

  • Plant size

    2m height

    2m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Plant

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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

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Fruits
Fruits

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Prune

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Harvest
Harvest

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Rubus phoenicolasius and wildlife

Rubus phoenicolasius is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It nectar-pollen-rich-flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Rubus phoenicolasius poisonous?

Rubus phoenicolasius 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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