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American red raspberry

Rubus strigosus

ROO-bus strig-OH-sus

This native species flowers in summer, producing edible fruits and leaves suitable for making tea. It naturalizes in thickets, and grows well in wild areas in full sun or dappled shade.

CareProvide full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. 

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in summer, or hardwood cuttings in early winter.

ProblemsCanker, cane blight, anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, gray mold (Botrytis), Verticillium wilt, fireblight, scale insects, caterpillars, leafhoppers.

  • Genus : Rubus
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers, Showy Fruit
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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