Rubus odoratus - Purple-flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry. Use up and down arrow keys to explore within a submenu. Its a lovely plant with attractive, almost star-shaped leaves and pretty pink flowers. Plants are shipped during one of our "plant shipping periods" which occur twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall. The long-lived plants form broad attractive patches and it may be easiest to situate this plant where it has plenty of room to spread. This item has been added to your wishlist. Shorter and more upright than other raspberries. Now an ever expanding clump of purple flowering raspberry lives beneath the canopy of one of my peach trees. The plants, and the fruits themselves, bear much resemblance to thimbleberry (R.parviflorus). A suckering plant forming large colonies. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menus and submenus. Join our Newsletter and stay informed about special offers and new plants! Skip to the beginning of the images gallery. The clusters of purple flowers with nice maple-shaped leaves make this an an attractive plant, found along roadsides and the edges of fertile forests. Prune out oldest canes to the ground to keep up the vigor and help rejuvinate the plant. All orders are shipped. Found in moist, partial shade at woodland edges it grows natively throughout the eastern United States and the Allegheny regions. The following menu has 3 levels. Many song birds and small mammals eat the fruit. Older twigs exfoliate outer bark to reveal smooth inner bark. The attractive maple-like leaves look good all season long and turn pale yellow in the fall. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Have tree and plant questions? Get expert help from The Morton Arboretum Plant Clinic. Rubus odoratus, the purple-flowered raspberry, flowering raspberry, or Virginia raspberry, is a species of Rubus, native to eastern North America, from Nova Scotia west to Ontario and Wisconsin, and south along the Appalachian Mountains as far as Georgia and Alabama. Use enter to activate. You must login or register to add items to your wishlist. With all orders, credit cards are pre-authorized and charged when your order is placed. Its status is endangered in Illinois and threatened in Indiana. Our communities. The bark on older stems is light brown and peels easily into papery strips. Best in full sun to part shade in moist, slightly acidic soils. It prefers medium to moist, well-drained soils, but also tolerates a wide range of adverse conditions and has good shade tolerance as well. A thornless raspberry, Rubus odoratus has hairy stems but no prickles. One of the best of the ornamental raspberries because of its rose-like, fragrant, 2" wide, rose-purple flowers which appear over a long summer bloom period and its palmate, 5-lobed, maple-like, medium green leaves (4-10" wide). A large leaved, flowering raspberry with rose-purple flowers and red, drooping clusters of fruit. The flowers of Rubus odoratus are somewhat self-fertile, which means that a single shrub will produce some fruit, but not as abundantly as when two or three of the shrubs are present. I have seen it growing naturally in some local woods but not very often. It is a deciduous shrub with canes that can grow to 6 feet tall and 12 feet across. Native to moist slopes, especially in mountainous areas. Rubus odoratus / Purple-flowering raspberry $20.00 – $35.00 A thornless raspberry species, with large, vaguely star-shaped velvety leaves and stunning rose-like blooms. Medium green with a slightly hairy surface turn a pale yellow fall color. Sepals are covered with glandular hairs. The flowers of Rubus odorata are somewhat self-fertile, which means that a single shrub will produce some fruit, but not as abundantly as when two or three of the shrubs are present. Tolerant of gravelly, sandy, or deep loamy soil. The attractive maple-like leaves look good all season long and turn pale yellow in the fall …. use escape to move to top level menu parent. It is a shrub that grows thickly, to around 5 feet tall. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Explore this online platform for Chicago-area residents to share their favorite stories about trees. From top level menus, use escape to exit the menu. 6 to10 feet wide, forming large colonies. Use left and right arrow keys to navigate between menus and submenus. Natural Areas Conservation Training Program, Black walnut toxicity (plants tolerant of), Preventing construction damage to trees and shrubs, Trees and shrubs for the four seasons landscape, Sudden Oak Death, Ramorum Blight and Phytophthora ramorum, Eastern United States Wetlands Collection. It is fairly common in the Catskills where it is reportedly spectacular in bloom. The fragrant colorful blooms host a flurry of pollinators, and the large fruit that follows is highly sought by a variety of birds and other wildlife. A fast growing, erect shrub reaching 3 to 6 feet high and 6 to10 feet wide, forming large colonies. Plants ordered now are being scheduled for our spring plant-shipping period. Purple Flowering Raspberry is a deciduous shrub, that may reach to 5 feet in height but usually rambles about with the cane-like stems spreading 6 to 12 feet wide. It is native to Du Page County, but rare in surrounding counties, and introduced in some counties according to Swink and Wilhelm. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. It is common in the mountain region of North Carolina and is one of the easiest to recognize Rubus species, with large palmately lobed leaves and colorful petals. The attractive maple-like leaves look good all season long and turn pale yellow in the fall. Native plants can be grown outside of their native range in the appropriate growing conditions. We are not able to arrange orders for pick-up at the Nursery. Purple flowering Raspberry ( Rubus odoratus) is one of my favorite summer flowering shrubs (click photo below for an enlargement). Purple Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) is an ornamental native shrub, prized for the purple flowers that bloom profusely in early summer and continue throughout the season. A good plant for natural area or wildflower garden. Shorter and more upright than other raspberries. 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