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Rubus tricolor - Focke.

Common Name Creeping Bramble
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Steep banks and in scrub on mountains to 3000 metres[184]. Slopes, forests and thickets at elevations of 1800 - 3600 metres in Sichuan and Yunnan[266].
Range E. Asia - W. China.
Edibility Rating    (3 of 5)
Other Uses    (3 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (0 of 5)
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus tricolor Creeping Bramble


Rubus tricolor Creeping Bramble

 

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus tricolor is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.3 m (1ft) by 2 m (6ft 7in) at a fast rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in leaf all year, in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from August to September. 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 full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms

R. polytrichus. non Progel.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[1, 11, 105]. The best forms can fruit quite well and have a good size and flavour[182, K]. Another report says that they are bland[202]. The bright red fruits are up to 17mm in diameter[266].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

Dye.

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit[168]. A good vigorous ground cover plant for sun or shade[11, 200, 208]. It grows strongly but requires weeding for the first year or so[197]. New roots are formed at intervals along the stem[202]. It should only be grown with trees and other tall plants otherwise it will swamp them[K].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Plants grow best in part or full shade[182] and also succeed in dry shade[190]. Established plants are fairly drought tolerant[190]. Hardy to about -15°c[184]. Plants are evergreen but may be deciduous in severe winters[202]. A fast growing plant, the stems can grow by up to 2 metres per year[184, 190]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

Propagation

Seed - requires stratification, is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as early as possible in the year in a cold frame and stratify for a month at 3°c if sowing later than February. 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. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring.

Other Names

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Found In

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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