Rubus cockburnianus - Cultivation Notes
This large ornamental bramble will flourish on most soils, preferring any well drained soil in sun or shade, exposed or sheltered. It needs little maintenance which is just as well as it has vicious spines that are best left alone!
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Rubus cockburnianus:
- Attractive autumn colour
- Ornamental winter bark / tracery
- Spiney growth can deter unwanted visitors!
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
- Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
- Tolerates cold exposed locations
- Suitable for planting in full shade
Weaknesses of Rubus cockburnianus
- Invasive top growth
- Spiney plant - can scratch young children and gardeners!
- Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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Common Missspellings: Rubes, Rubis, Rewbus, Ruebus, Rebus