Estimated Height at Pickup: 2-3’, 3 gal
A thornless raspberry with showy purple blooms! Leaves look more like a maple than a rose, and turn light yellow in the fall. A mounding form and colonial habit make it a perfect canadate for borders. Large berries are readily eaten by wildlife, but not palatable to humans.
Pollination: 2+ individuals recommended.
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Rocky Loam, Sandy Loam
Bloom Color: Pink, Purple
Bloom Time: Jun-Aug
Fruit: Raspberries mature in late summer to fall.
Fall Color: Yellow
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Flowers attract a variety of pollinators, and fruits are eaten by many birds. Likely hosts a wide array of insects like other Rubus, including the striped hairstreak butterfly, several genus of moths, beetles, leafhoppers, katydids, treehoppers, and walkingsticks.
Notes: Suckers readily in ideal conditions. Shade tolerance is fairly good, but it may not flower in too much shade.