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Rubus pentalobus (Creeping raspberry)

Rubus pentalobus Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rubus pentalobus ROO-bus pen-tah-LOW-bus Common Name: Creeping raspberry Synonyms: R. calycinoides, R. fockeanus 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.
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
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Container, Ground Covers, Naturalizing, Roadside
Style Formal Garden, Rock Garden, Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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