- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 6 Feet
- Mature Spread 4 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 3 - 8
The Purple Flowering Raspberry, or Rubus odoratus, produces an edible fruit, but this plant is often grown for its ornamental value. This fast-growing spreader reaches 6 feet tall and 12 feet wide. Fragrant 5-petaled, pinkish-purple flowers bloom in the spring and summer. The showy flowers measure 1 to 3 inches wide and grow from thornless stems. Fuzzy, purplish-red raspberries emerge during the summer. Green palmately lobed leaves turn golden yellow in the fall. This deciduous shrub is native to the eastern side of North America and grows in zones 3 through 8.
Purple Flowering Raspberry Care
The Purple Flowering Raspberry needs full sun to part shade to grow well. A spot that receives morning sun and afternoon shade is best. This shrub prefers sandy, well-drained soil. It naturally spreads, so select a spot with plenty of room, but plan to cut the plant back when it starts to outgrow its space. Regular pruning is necessary to control the size and remove suckers. Prune this shrub after the fruit fades.
Growing Purple Flowering Raspberry
Plant Purple Flowering Raspberry in the spring, and the plant will likely bloom the first year but expect more abundant flowers and fruit by the second year. This is a fast-growing shrub that will quickly reach maturity.
Grow Purple Flowering Raspberry in a landscape or container to enjoy the fragrant blooms on a porch or patio. The upright growth habit makes this plant a thriller. Choose a container at least two inches larger than the root ball and repot when growth slows, or the roots grow through the drainage holes in the container.
Watering Purple Flowering Raspberry
This flowering raspberry shrub has average water needs. New plants need consistent water for the first year. Established plants only need water during a dry period.
Feeding Purple Flowering Raspberry
Fertilize raspberry shrubs in the spring. New plants benefit from a fertilizer high in nitrogen and potassium, while established plants need a balanced plant food or a layer of organic compost.
Images courtesy of the US Department of Agriculture
Purple Flowering Raspberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 - 8
|Plant Type: Bushes
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
|Mature Height: 3 - 6 Feet
|Mature Spread: 4 - 8 Feet
|Spacing: 4 - 8 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Purple
|Bloom Period: Spring, Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance
|Common Name: Purple Flowering Raspberry
|Scientific Name: Rubus odoratus
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.
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