Rubus odoratus (Purple-Flowering Raspberry)

Suckering shrub with cane-like stems and fragrant rose-purple blooms that appear from early to late summer. Edible berries but they are dry and crumbly. 3-6′ tall x 6-12′ spread. Full Sun/Part Shade.


Zone Zone 3
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture
Native to Native

This compact deciduous shrub features gray-green leaves and small slightly fragrant flowers that give way to large, firm, dark blue berries. The berries are similar in taste to wild blueberries, and can be used in jams, pies, juices, or eaten directly off the plant. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
5-10 ft tall x 2-3 ft spread
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant

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A plant for all seasons….From the pure white flowers in spring to the abundance of sweet edible summer berries ending with scarlet fall foliage. Upright habit. 3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread. Full Sun.

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