Rubus odoratus - Flowering Raspberry

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Butterfly FriendlyPart ShadeBird Friendly
Flowering Raspberry
Rubus odoratus

One of the most beautiful ornamental raspberries because of its fragrant, rose-purple flowers, which bloom for an extended time each summer. Maple-like leaves are attractive all season and the stems virtually thornless. Large, purple-red fruit forms after the flowers and to the delight of birds and other wildlife.


Highly valued food source for birds and butterflies
Berries feed game birds, large and small mammals
Large pinkish purple flowers bloom in mid-summer
Thornless canes, showy, edible fruit
Will spread so give it some room to grow

Native Range

Found in moist, shady places near the woods edges.

Interesting Facts

Plants have been used as an astringent and as a diuretic. A purle to blue dye can be made from the berries.


Grow in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Has good shade tolerance. Prune immediately after fruiting.

Mature Size: 3-6ft. Tall x 6-12ft. Wide

Hardiness Zone:

Sun Exposure: Part Shade

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