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Rubus illecebrosus - Focke.

Common Name Strawberry-Raspberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Thickets and waste ground[58].
Range E. Asia - Japan.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus illecebrosus Strawberry-Raspberry


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus illecebrosus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 0.6 m (2ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are 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.

Synonyms

R. commersonii illecebrosus. R. rosaefolius coronarius. R. sorbifolius.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Ground Cover; Cultivated Beds;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Fairly large and sweet but insipid raw[11, K]. The fruit is said to develop more flavour when it is cooked[183]. Another report says that the fruit is sour, bitter and unpalatable raw[3, 183], though this does not agree with the plants we are growing[K]. The fruit is about 30mm in diameter[200].

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 ground cover plant for a sunny position or light shade[3]. It spreads freely once established, but dies down over the winter and thus can allow other species to invade[K].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit and occasionally naturalized in Europe[50]. Plants spread freely when in a suitable site and are apt to become invasive[182]. The plant adopts an almost herbaceous habit and is botanically a sub-shrub, only a small amount of woody stem persists overwinter[K]. Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus[200].

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].

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Strawberry-raspberry, Balloonberry,

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Africa, Asia, China, East Africa, Japan, Malawi,

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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