Rubus cockburnianus

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9cm pot £6.99 £5.59
available to order from summer 2018
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Buy Rubus cockburnianus white-stemmed bramble: Beautiful winter stems

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: well-drained, moderately fertile soil
  • Rate of growth: fast-growing
  • Flowering period: June to September
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A thicket-forming, ornamental shrub that produces a succession of purple flowers throughout the summer followed by unpalatable fruit. It is a valuable plant for adding winter interest to the garden after it has shed its leaves. The arching, thorny stems develop a glowing white bloom in winter and these look luminous when exposed in the low winter light. This flowering raspberry is perfect for a sunny wildlife garden or woodland edge.

  • Garden care: In March put on some thorn-proof gloves and cut back the stems to within two or three buds from the base. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.

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Careful - invasive!

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It was delivered as single "sticks", which we planted behind Red Dogwood, to have the contrast with the beautiful white stems. Unfortunately, this grew very well and made high plant, at about 1.8 or 2 m high, spanning about the same! with many branches. To try to control the growth, we pruned, but this produced even more growth! The thorns are very shrap and in all directions so this makes it very difficult to prune anyway. Subsequently, we decided to prune hard to the ground, but that produced tens and tens of new shoots! We are on our second year with this plant and we do regret having planted it. We are not even sure how to get rid of it!

Odilon

East Anglia

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