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Salmonberry in fruit
© Greg Rabourn
Salmonberry in fruit (enlarge)
Close up of orange berry salmonberry flower

Rubus spectabilis

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 10 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: High

Moisture req.: moist - wet

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Attractive pink/ magenta flowers, attracts hummers, golden stems lightly covered with prickles, edible raspberry-like fruit. Thicket forming.

Keywords: birds, broad, butterflies, edible, fast, fire-resistant , fruit, pink, red, spreading, thorns or prickles, upright

Articles that mention this plant: Guidance for Shoreline Plantings

Plans that use this plant:Wet, part shade, Wet, shady