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Rubus calycinoides
Rubus calycinoides
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Rubus calycinoides

Creeping Raspberry

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 7.525.450

Native to Taiwan. An evergreen groundcover that forms a dense carpet with long spreading branches covered in emerald green, thick, textured leaves. The leaves have white undersides and may turn red in cooler fall evening temperatures. Small white flowers are produced in late spring to early summer followed by edible, gold to salmon-coloured fruit. Fruit are not highly flavoured. Great durable foliage groundcover for part shade to sunny areas. Excellent pest-free lawn substitute and allows for light foot traffic. Prune long spreaders back almost anytime.

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Rubus calycinoides

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun or
  Partial Shade
Soil Type
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Early Summer
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Alpine & Rock
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Ground Cover
   25-30 cm
   10-12 inches
   90-150 cm
   35-59 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate