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Rubus biflorus - Buch.-Ham.

Common Name
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub, forest edges and open slopes, 1800 - 3300 metres[51, 184]. Valleys, riversides, slopes, roadsides, thickets, forests and forest margins at elevations of 1500 - 3500 metres[266].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus biflorus


Rubus biflorus

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus biflorus is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3.5 m (11ft) by 3.5 m (11ft). It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen from Aug to September. 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

Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[2, 11, 51, 105, 272]. The yellow fruit is pleasantly flavoured[1]. Sweetish[158]. The fruit is about 20mm 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].

Cultivation details

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. Hardy to about -15°c[184]. Another report suggests that the plant will only succeed outdoors in the mildest parts of the country[200]. The plant has ornamental white canes but it needs plenty of space and is not a good neighbour because of its prickly stems[182]. This species is a raspberry with biennial stems, it produces a number of new stems each year from the perennial rootstock, these stems fruit in their second year and then die[200]. 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

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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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