Plants are very vigorous and can be grown as a tall ground cover for large areas[208]. Using TopTropicals.com images, Link to this plant: https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/rubus_odoratus.htm, Complete list of plant cultivation articles, Tropical fruit trees and their cold hardiness (PDF), Top Tropicals guide to late-season plants (Fall through Early Spring) in SW Florida (PDF), Top Tropicals guide to tropical fruit trees and their cold hardiness in SW Florida (PDF). About one month after Flowering Purple Raspberry Facts and Features: Mature Size: Small Height: 5+ ft Width: 8+ ft: Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade: Moisture: Prefers moist conditions, but can tolerate dry periods. A large leaved, flowering raspberry with rose-purple flowers and red, drooping clusters of fruit. A thornless raspberry, Rubus odoratus has hairy stems but no prickles. Grows well in a sandy soil but does not like clay[182]. Special Uses. Height: 3′ – 6′ Blooms: June – August Fruit: July – August. A good plant for natural area or wildflower garden. MAIL ORDER RESTRICTED: The plant Rubus odoratus/Purple Flowering Raspberry is only available for curbside pickup due to its delicate foliage and size. Several yellow or golden raspberry varieties are grown on a small scale for specialty markets. Flowers give way to 3/4" diameter, cup-shaped red fruits (raspberries) which are edible but somewhat dry, crumbly and unappetizing. The berries aren't usually eaten because they are extremely seedy, though they have a nice flavor.    Food Forest Ground cover Scented Plants. If you don't see the price - the plant is not for sale. The attractive maple-like leaves look good all season long and turn pale yellow in the fall. Common Name: purple-flowering raspberry . For many plants, the website displays maps showing physiographic provinces within the Carolinas and Georgia where the plant has been documented. Cultivation details.    Morphology and Anatomy of Fruit Each raspberry flower contains from 60 to 160 ovaries. Now an ever expanding clump of purple flowering raspberry lives beneath the canopy of one of my peach trees. //--> Genus Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits . Rubus odoratus, Purple-flowering Raspberry, Thimbleberry. purple raspberry. The berries aren't usually eaten because they are extremely seedy, though they have a nice flavor. Purple Flowering Raspberry is a native shrub prized for purple flowers that bloom profusely in early summer and continue throughout the season. Pictogram Guide you may also see symbol definition in a pop-up window by mouse-pointing on pictogram. This catalog is for information only. Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1, 11, 200]. 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