Creeping raspberry

Rubus pentalobus

Photo/Illustration: 
Michelle Gervais
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Creeping raspberry (Rubus pentalobus)
ROO-bus pen-tah-LOW-bus
Synonyms:  R. calycinoides
Genus:  Rubus
This prostrate evergreen species produces a mass of richly textured leaves, making it an attractive groundcover for formal areas, rock gardens, or woodland beds. The leaves are thick, neatly rounded and formed, with bronzy undersides and autumn color that persists through the winter. In summer, it bears white flowers, which are sometimes followed by red fruits.
Care:  Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil and full sun or part shade. 
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Canker, cane blight, anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, gray mold (Botrytis), Verticillium wilt, fireblight, scale insects, caterpillars, leafhoppers.

Overview

Height
Less than 6 in.
Spread
Over 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Runs
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Attracts Birds,
Attracts Butterflies,
Fragrant Flowers,
Showy Flowers,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Evergreen
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container,
Ground Covers,
Naturalizing,
Roadside
Style
Formal Garden,
Rock Garden,
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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