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botanical name:
Rubus cockburnianus
Rubus cockburnianus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Whitewashed bramble
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.40m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: white
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Upright and arching very thorny stems are covered in a whitish bloom, giving a distinctive effect in winter. The fern like pinnate leaves also have a bloom on the undersides. Purplish-pink flowers followed by bloomy-black fruits.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun or shade. Not fussy about soil or position.
Very vigorous once established and needs a lot of space.
All stems should be cut to near ground level in the spring to encourage young growth which will provide the best show for the following winter.

propagation:
From seed, by layering or separating rooted suckers.

usage:
Interesting stems in winter. Plant against a dark background.
Can also be used to create impenetrable boundary thickets.

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