Rubus odoratus
Flowering Raspberry

 Plant Type:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
Pink (Purplish-pink.)
Green (Medium green.)
 Ultimate Height:
3-6 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
6-12 feet
Average, medium moist, well-drained soil
Eastern North America
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are palmate, 5-lobed, maple-like, 4-10" wide. Flowers are fragrant, 2" wide, appearing over a long summer bloom period. Stems are hairy but have virtually no thorns. Previous year stems harden and become exfoliate over the winter months. Fruits are 3/4" diameter, cup shaped, red, and edible.

Additional Information

The Flowering Raspberry offers great texture into the landscape with its exfoliating bark during the winter months and its large course leaves during the summer months. Its rich, pink-purple flowers begin to bloom in early June, offering fragrance and color. The flowers and fruits often attract birds and other wildlife, including butterflies and bees.

When Rubus odoratus has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





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