A very popular plant with Northwest Native Americans, Salmonberry forms an attractive upright shrub growing to about 6 ft. in height. Salmonberry features large, pink to red flowers and golden-yellow to reddish fruit that resembles a large raspberry. The berries are variable in quality, but are always liked by birds. The young shoots are also peeled and eaten fresh or boiled as a vegetable.
Latin Name: Rubus spectabilis
Site and Soil: This berry likes full sun or partial shade and moist soil.
Pollination Requirements: This berry is self-fertile.
Hardiness: Salmonberry is hardy to minus 30°F
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: Spring
Ripening Time: Late July-August
Yield: 1-2 pints
Pests & Diseases: This berry is not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 3
Sunset Western Zone: Not listed
Sunset Northeast Zone: Not listed