Silky Leaved Bubble Berry
Named “bubble berry” for its clusters of red raspberries that look like bubbles with their large carpels (the tiny fruitlets that make up what we call a raspberry). Whatever you call it, the Silky Leaved Bubble Berry is easily the most ornamental and elegant species in a genus that, although productive and delicious, is often lacking in beauty. The silky smooth leaves have gorgeous silvery undersides and resemble a cannabis leaf to certain people. Does well in part shade and actually prefers afternoon shade in hot climates! A stunning foliage and berry plant for part shade. Hardy to 0° F., USDA Zone 7.
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Latin Name: Rubus lineatus
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil. Plants are very drought resistant once they are established.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0° F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting.
Size at Maturity: 4-7 feet tall by about as wide
Bloom Time: May
Ripening Time: July-August
Yield: 10-15 lbs.
Pests & Diseases: We have not seen this plant be bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-9