Rubus odoratus
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Hardiness Zone: 3-8 Height: 3-6 feet; 0.9-1.8 metres Spread: 6-12 feet; 1.8-3.7 metres Sun: Full sun to part shade Water: Medium Wildlife: Berries very attractive to song birds and small mammals Bloom Colour: Purple, pink, lilac Tolerates: Deer Culture: Grow in average, medium moisture, well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Has good shade tolerance. Remove suckers to control spread. Prune immediately after fruiting Noteworthy Characteristics: This flowering raspberry is a deciduous, coarse, suckering shrub with cane-like stems largely devoid of thorns. One of the best of the ornamental raspberries because of its rose-like, fragrant, rose-purple flowers which appear over a long summer bloom period. Flowers give way to red fruits (raspberries) which are edible but somewhat dry and crumbly.