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Rubus biflorus
  • RHS AGM

two-flowered raspberry

R. biflorus is a suckering, deciduous shrub to 3m, with erect, prickly, white-bloomed canes, most showy in winter. Leaves pinnate, white beneath; white flowers 2.5cm across opening in summer may be followed by yellow fruit

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
2.5–4 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green Yellow
Winter White
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Suckering
Genus

Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Himalaya, W China

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained fertile soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Architectural
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 7

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

May be subject to grey moulds

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