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Rubus calycinoides

Creeping Raspberry
Rubus calycinoides
Rubus calycinoides

A unique, densely branched, trailing groundcover which is hardy and can be grown in shade as well as sunny locations; drought tolerant once established; perfect rambling over rocks, cascading over walls or as a lawn replacement, takes light foot traffic

Ornamental Features

Creeping Raspberry has attractive green foliage with white undersides which emerges light green in spring on a plant with a spreading habit of growth. The heart-shaped compound leaves are highly ornamental and turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall, which persists throughout the winter. It has white flowers along the branches from late spring to early summer. It produces gold berries in late summer.

Planting & Growing

Creeping Raspberry will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

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Deer Resistance:

full sun to partial shade







6 feet


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