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botanical name:
Rubus phoenicolasius
Rubus phoenicolasius © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Japanese wineberry
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.50m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: red
stem/bark: red
main season: Winter
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Long arching, orange-red stems are covered in fine thorns, and are most attractive in winter. Small star shaped, pale pink flowers open from bristly reddish buds in summer. Edible red fruits.

cultivation:
Any reasonable, moist, well drained soil in sun or part shade.

propagation:
From seed, by layering or division of suckers.

usage:
The raspberry-like fruits are edible raw or cooked and have a good sweet flavour.
The bare stems make an interesting winter feature.

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