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Native Plant Guide

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thimbleberry berries
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Thimbleberry hedge thimbleberry leaf thimbleberry bloom
thimbleberry in fall

Rubus parviflorus

Deciduous Shrub

Height: 8 ft.

Availability: Medium

Growing ease: Medium

Moisture req.: dry - moist

Exposure req.: sun - shade


Plant description:

Soft velvety leaves, tasty fruit, and white blooms. Will form a natural deciduous hedge. Prefers moist conditions for full sun. Looks best in the more natural parts of the yard. Thicket forming.

Keywords: birds, broad, butterflies, drought tolerant, edible, fruit, red, spreading, upright, white

Plans that use this plant:Steep slope with dry sunny conditions