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Rubus strigosus (American red raspberry, Grayleaf red raspberry)


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Rubus strigosus ROO-bus strig-OH-sus Common Name: American red raspberry, Grayleaf red raspberry Synonyms: R. idaeus var. strigosus (and varieties), R. carolinianus Genus: Rubus
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.
Care: Provide full sun and moderately fertile, well-drained soil. 
Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in summer, or hardwood cuttings in early winter.
Problems: Canker, cane blight, anthracnose, powdery mildew, rust, gray mold (Botrytis), Verticillium wilt, fireblight, scale insects, caterpillars, leafhoppers.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Drought Tolerant
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Attracts Butterflies; Fragrant Flowers; Native; Showy Flowers; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Hedge, Naturalizing, Roadside
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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