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Rubus almus - (L.H.Bailey.)L.H.Bailey.

Common Name Mayes Dewberry, Garden dewberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Not known
Range Southern N. America - north-eastern Texas.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (1 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care (info)
Frost Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus almus Mayes Dewberry, Garden dewberry


Rubus almus Mayes Dewberry, Garden dewberry

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus almus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 2 m (6ft) by 2 m (6ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Good quality[177]. A dewberry, it is very juicy[71]. The oblong fruit is about 30mm long[200].

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

Dye

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[168].

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. This species is not hardy in the colder areas of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to between -5 and -10°c[200]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

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Propagation

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3°c and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame[200]. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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