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Rubus cockburnianus

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Ground cover
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush, Architectural Form
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Fast Growing Plant
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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

View all the plants listed in Genus Rubus

View other types of ground cover plants with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Rubes, Rubis, Rewbus, Ruebus, Rebus

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