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Rubus 'Betty Ashburner'

A spreading, low-growing shrub to 30cm in height, with arching, red-bristled stems that root from leaf axils. Leaves are evergreen, heart-shaped, mid-green and glaucous underneath. In summer, white saucer -shaped flowers are borne, followed by orange fruits

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer White Green
Autumn Green Orange
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
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

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Easy to grow in any well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Spreads indefinitely and needs little maintenance so ideal groundcover for banks and slopes

Propagation

Detach and pot up or replant rooted pieces between autumn and spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Ground cover
Pruning

Pruning group 7

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to grey moulds

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