Rubus spectabilis Salmonberry

  • Rubus spectabilis,  Salmonberry
  • Rubus spectabilis,  Salmonberry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Some Moisture
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-2 ft., 1-2 ft.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 8 ft., 6 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 10 ft., 6 ft.
 

Reddish purple flowers bloom before foliage appears in early spring. The bright reddish salmonberries are edible. Hummingbird plant. Can tolerate some moisture in the soils and is used a lot in wetlant mitigations. Thorns can help in traffic control.

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