Rubus odoratus

Flowering Raspberry

This native unarmed shrub has attractive rose-purple flowers in early summer. Its fruit is listed as edible but some find them dry and unpalatable . It is a short shrub, typically no taller than 1 or 1.5 metres in height, and prefers to grow in part shade.

Height: Up to 5 feet

Sun Requirements: Prefers part shade

Water Requirements: Normal to moist conditions

Flowers: Purple tubular flowers blooming from June through September

Attracts: Butterflies, bees, birds, mammals, other interesting insects

Special Tolerances: Erosion control species