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Rubus rolfei - Vidal.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Open places, mixed forests at elevations of 1300 - 3800 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - Formosa.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus rolfei


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus rolfei is an evergreen Shrub growing to 0.1 m (0ft 4in) by 0.6 m (2ft).
It is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan, and the seeds ripen from Jul to 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 full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

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[183]. The yellow to orange-reddish fruit is up to 14mm 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 ground cover plant for a sunny position or deep shade[11]. It makes a firmly matted cover though it requires weeding for the first year or so[197]. Plants are best spaced about 60cm apart each way[208].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Succeeds in deep shade. Plants are evergreen in most climates but they can lose their leaves in severe winters. Occasionally cultivated for its edible fruit, there are some named varieties[183]. 'Emerald Carpet' is an ornamental thornless form with orange berries that resemble small raspberries[183]. 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]. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn[200].

Other Names

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Found In

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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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Readers comment

   Sun Feb 19 2006

Lazy S'S Farm Nice pictures of this plant.

Aitch near Wisbech   Tue Jul 1 2008

Excellent ground cover. Attractive leaves. Grows and extends at speed. Appears to require no attention no attention so I guess it will not feature on Gardenener's World !! Gardener Aitch. Wisbech.

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