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Rubus cockburnianus (White-stemmed bramble )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Rubus cockburnianus

Other names

White-stemmed bramble

Genus

Rubus Rubus

Species

R. cockburnianus - R. cockburnianus is a rounded, deciduous shrub with prickly, blue-white, arching shoots, dark green, pinnate leaves that are white beneath and panicles of purple flowers in early summer followed by black fruit in autumn.


Rubus cockburnianus is: Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Open stems, Rounded, Spreading

Flower

Flushed purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 7 - Cut all growth to ground level in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Rubus cockburnianus (White-stemmed bramble ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Rubus cockburnianus

Other names

White-stemmed bramble

Genus

Rubus Rubus

Species

R. cockburnianus - R. cockburnianus is a rounded, deciduous shrub with prickly, blue-white, arching shoots, dark green, pinnate leaves that are white beneath and panicles of purple flowers in early summer followed by black fruit in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Arching, Open stems, Rounded, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Flushed purple, Insignificant or absent in Summer

Foliage

Dark-green in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Dark-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Pruning Group 7 - Cut all growth to ground level in late winter or early spring.

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Root cuttings, Semi-hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Rubus cockburnianus (White-stemmed bramble ) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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