• AGM plants

    AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

    • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Rubus idaeus Ruby Beauty = 'Nr7' (PBR) (F)

raspberry [Ruby Beauty]

  • Other common names raspberry [Ruby Beauty]

  • Synonyms Rubus idaeus 'Nr7'
    Rubus idaeus

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  • Family Rosaceae

  • 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

  • Details [Ruby Beauty] is a compact dwarf cultivar that gives very high yields of sweet fruit on thornless stems which are multi-branching from the base and self-supporting


  • Foliage Deciduous

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)




  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered


  • Chalk


  • Loam


  • Sand


  • MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained

  • SoilChalk, Loam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral


  • Ultimate height 0.5-1 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.1-0.5 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 2-5 years

How to grow

Cultivation The short stature makes this cultivar ideal for the smaller garden and for containers. Grow in a sunny position, and best in slightly acidic well-drained soil

Propagation Choose disease-free stock for propagation. Propagate by softwood cuttings or semi-ripe cuttings from spring to midsummer, hardwood cuttings in winter, root cuttings in autumn and winter, leaf bud cuttings in mid to late summer, division from autumn to early spring and layering from late summer to early spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Flower borders and beds Cottage & Informal Garden Patio & Container Plants Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Prune back canes after fruiting

Pests Raspberry beetle, raspberry leaf and bud mite, red berry mite or fruit red spider mite in sheltered places may be a problem

Diseases May be affected by grey moulds, raspberry cane spot, a fungal leaf spot, raspberry cane blight or a virus

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