This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
Availability : In Stock

Polana Raspberry

Availability : In Stock
This product does not ship to: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 7 Feet
  • Mature Spread 5 - 7 Feet
  • Growing Zones 3 - 8

Polana Raspberry, Everbearing Raspberry ‘Polana’, or Rubus idaeus ‘Polana’, is an early everbearing variety of raspberries that is noted for its early season fruit, abundant, fruit-laden canes, and compact, manageable size. If you live in an area with early fall frost, the Polana Raspberry is an excellent choice. The Polana produces short but cold hardy canes that bloom in early spring with five-petaled, white-to-pink flowers. These flowers give way to spades of plump, red berries that are medium to large in size, glossy, and succulent, bursting with sweetness in every bite. Keep the berries cool after harvesting. They will not all ripen at the same time. Polanas will bear a small crop of fruit during their first season of growth, and, in the second year, two additional crops during the summer and fall seasons. Each plant produces from 1 to 2 quarts of berries per harvest.

Polana Raspberry Bush Care

When planting, space your Polana Raspberries 2 to 3 feet apart. Polana Raspberries perform best in areas with full sun and good airflow. They are not great when planted near structures. The ideal soil for Polana Raspberries should be fertile and have excellent drainage with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Areas with poor drainage will lead to root rot and minimal fruiting. This self-pollinating power grower should be pruned in early spring by cutting the 6 to 8 strongest new canes at a 45-degree angle. Weaker new canes should be removed completely. Old canes will produce a crop in late spring. Afterward, trim them away.  

Growing Polana Raspberry Bushes

Polana Raspberries reach a mature height of up to 6 feet, with a spread of 1 to 3 feet. Although they are cold hardy, they should be planted in early spring after the last hard frost. Your Polana are resistant to many root diseases, but are susceptible to verticillium wilt, and should be planted anywhere tomatoes, peppers, or potatoes have been grown. Watch your plant for signs of distress from aphids, mites, and woodlice.

Growing Polana Raspberry in Containers

Polana Raspberry can be grown in a container, so long as it is at least both 24 inches wide and deep. Five gallon pots are an excellent choice for Polanas. They will need very good drainage as well as consistent moisture. Do not plant more than one bare-root per 16 inch container. Mulching is a good idea, even in a container.

Watering Polana Raspberry Bushes

Polana Raspberries should be watered often when they are first planted, especially in the first 4 to 6 weeks. In warmer climates, you may need to water your Polanas twice a day to maintain consistent moisture. Mulch the base of your Polana Raspberries to help retain moisture and protect delicate roots. Once your Polanas have stopped producing fruit, they no longer need to be watered. 

Feeding Polana Raspberry Bushes

Your Polana will need additional fertilizer in both May and June to encourage fresh canes and energize the new canes for the fall harvest. The Polana is a heavy feeder and performs best with a slow-release fertilizer. For optimal growth, try a top-dressing of compost every two years.

Polana Raspberry Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
Plant Type: Edible Plants
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 7 Feet
Mature Spread: 5 - 7 Feet
Spacing: 5 - 7 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White, Pink
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Disease
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators
Common Name: Polana Raspberry
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: RUBUS `POLANA`

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

For more detailed information, please click here.

Plant Addicts Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped, just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note, plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly. 

For more information on how to care for your new plants, please click on our guide below.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

For more information, please click on our page below.

Guarantee and Warranty

Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.


If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!


Get your order in early to reserve your plants for Spring planting!

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an automated email with tracking information. 

Click here for more detailed shipping information.

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations