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Rubus phoenicolasius - Maxim.

Common Name Japanese Wineberry, Wine raspberry
Family Rosaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Waste places and clearings in lowland and mountains all over Japan[58]. Roadsides and montane valleys at low to medium elevations in China[266].
Range E. Asia - N. China, Japan, Korea. Occasionally naturalized in Britain[17].
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential Yes
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Rubus phoenicolasius Japanese Wineberry, Wine raspberry


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Rubus phoenicolasius Japanese Wineberry, Wine raspberry

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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Rubus phoenicolasius is a deciduous Shrub growing to 3 m (9ft) by 1 m (3ft 3in) at a medium rate.
It is hardy to zone (UK) 5 and is not frost tender. It is in flower from Jun to 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; Dappled Shade;

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Fruit.
Edible Uses:

Fruit - raw or cooked[1, 2, 3, 34]. Sweet and juicy[11], A raspberry-type fruit, it is smaller than a raspberry, contains rather a lot of seeds and is not quite such a flavourful fruit, but it makes very nice eating all the same[K]. After flowering, the fruit is enclosed in its calyx until just before it is ripe, this prevents maggots etc getting into the fruit[K]. 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], preferring light shade[202]. Plants are not too happy when grown in windy situations[K]. Hardy to about -18°c[202]. Some damage may be caused at this temperature but plants usually recover well[202]. A very ornamental plant, its red stems adding colour to the winter garden[1], it is sometimes cultivated for its edible fruit[1, 61]. There is at least one named variety, 'Bella di Tokyo' has small tasty red fruits[183]. 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, 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

If available other names are mentioned here

Duo xian xuan gou zi, Strawberry-raspberry,

Found In

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

Asia, Australia, China, Europe, Japan, Korea, North America, Tasmania, USA,

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

Michael Ecker   Fri Jan 21 13:37:44 2000

Is Rubus phoenicolasius a carnivore? Often you can see small insects catched by the sticky secret which covers the hairs. Some days later the insects will be digested - whether by the plant itself or by other organisms I don't know.

Robert Gergulics   Sat Apr 11 2009

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   Jan 31 2015 12:00AM

This species is naturalized and moderately invasive in New Jersey, USA, in forest margins and secondary forest with light to moderate shade. Here, the fruit is seedy and tart even when fully ripe, only mildly aromatic, with a faintly fishy odor in large quantities (not perceptible when eaten). Catbirds (Dumetalla carolinensis) and robins (Turdus migratorius) occasionally eat it.

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