- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 9
Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry provides an easy way for everyone to grow raspberries, even in a small space. This is a mounding, dwarf variety that doesn’t require staking or training in rows. The full-sized berries appear in midsummer and have a delicious sweet vanilla flavor. Raspberry Shortcake® is thornless so no more pokes when you harvest your berries. It flowers in fragrant, white clusters.
This compact variety only reaches 3 feet high and wide, and has a rounded form. It is self-pollinating and fruits on new growth. This plant is deciduous and will go dormant in the winter. Grow this beauty in a patio container for easy access to fresh berries or as a compact short hedge with sweet appeal.
Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry Care
Raspberry Shortcake® grows best in full sun; it tolerates light shade, but will not fruit as abundantly without at least 6 hours of direct sun. It prefers a planting site with slightly acidic soil, rich in organic matter. The soil should be evenly moist, but not water-logged, which can cause root rot. Water regularly during the summer, potentially daily if growing in containers. Fertilize yearly in the spring with a well-balanced, slow-release formula.
This raspberry is a floricane variety and fruits during the second year. New shoots will emerge each spring called the primocanes and will only bear foliage that season. The next year, these will become the fruit-producing floricanes. In late fall, remove the floricanes that have finished fruiting. You can also thin out crowded primocanes and any dead growth.
Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry Spacing
Space raspberry plants at least 3 feet apart. You can train them up a trellis for a more vertical appearance. If growing in a container, use a pot at least 24 inches to accommodate its spreading nature.
Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 9|
|Plant Type: Edible Plants|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet|
|Habit: Dwarf, Mounded|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering|
|Attracts: Bees, Birds, Butterflies|
|Uses: Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators|
|Common Name: Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry|
|Scientific Name: RUBUS `RASPBERRY SHORTCAKE` (RED)|
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.