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Rosaceae, Rubus pentalobus, Creeping Raspberry

July 8, 2011

Rubus pentalobus, creeping raspberry. Low tight groundcover, produces an abundance of bright orange, raspberry-looking edible fruit. Grows in full sun or part-shade. Can be propagated from cuttings, or by air-layer. Native to Taiwan.

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  1. March 9, 2013 10:08:07 am

    I think I just identified the groundcover that is covering the embankment! I have been trying to identify it for ages now and I think it might be this plant. I am going to have to do some serious research tomorrow. Thank you for (perhaps) helping me solve a mystery 🙂

    • March 9, 2013 10:08:16 pm

      If it is indeed this plant, consider yourself very happy, the berries are great to eat (taste like raspberries), the plant itself is very good looking, makes a fantastic tight groundcover, grows relatively easily from cuttings.

      • March 9, 2013 10:08:56 pm

        This groundcover has only had flowers on (hasn’t been looked after at all) and suffers full on heat every year. I might dig some up and put it in pots and protect it to see if it is, indeed, this plant. The elderly lady who owned (and loved) this place before my dad bought it 25 years ago had the great forsight to plant some amazing things here and we are slowly discovering the hardy survivors in the thickets of neglected over/undergrowth

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