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Hirsute Raspberry Rubus hirsutus

Phonetic Spelling
ROO-bus her-SOO-tus
Description

The Genus Rubus includes blackberry, dewberry, and raspberry and most members of the Genus share the traits of thorny or bristly stems and compound leaves. Also, flowers and fruit appear on last season’s canes (branches), seldom on new shoots, which means one must be cautious when pruning and not remove the canes that will yield next year's berries. There are differences, however, among species; for example, some are erect or arching shrubs up to 8 feet high and others trail on the ground like vines. Some, such as dewberries, produce fruits in the spring while blackberries and raspberries fruit during the summer. In general, Genus Rubus contains some of the most important plants for wildlife in the southeast.

Rubus hirsutus, or Hirsute raspberry, is a deciduous perennial shrub growing to 6 or 7 feet high and typically found in thickets, slopes, and disturbed areas. It grows easily in a good well-drained soil in sun or semi-shade and can be propagated by division in the spring. White flowers with both male and female parts appear in June and the seeds ripen from July to August into edible berries. The plant will grow in sandy, loamy, and clay soils.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus

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#perennial#shrub#nectar plant#edible fruits
 
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Tags:
#perennial#shrub#nectar plant#edible fruits
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rubus
    Species:
    hirsutus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Seed
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    East Asia, Japan, China, Korea
    Edibility:
    Fruit is eaten raw or cooked and used in pies, preserves, syrups etc.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Aggregate
    Drupe
    Fruit Description:
    Seeds ripen in July and August. Fruit can be eaten raw or cooked and used in pies and preserves. The fruit varies in size from 1/3 to 3/4 of an inch in diameter.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    Bracts
    Colored Sepals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Blossoms appear in June and July. Flowers 1 to 2 inches in diameter.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Stalked glands and sparse prickles. Stipules lanceolate or ovate-lanceolate, both surfaces pubescent, margin entire. Blade of 3 to 7 leaflets ovate or broadly ovate, 1 1/2 inches. both surfaces sparsely soft hairy, base broadly cuneate to rounded, margin irregularly sharply doubly serrate.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Surface:
    Hairy (pubescent)
    Stem Description:
    Branchlets reddish brown or brown, terete, with soft hairs, stalked glands, and sparse, curved prickles
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Edible Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border