Herb latin name: Rubus chroosepalus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus chroosepalus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. Poor quality. The purplish to black fruit is about 10mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Shrub

Height:
30 cm
(11 3/4 inch)

Flowering:
June
to July

Habitat of the herb:

Thickets on slopes, forest margins at elevations of 300 - 2000 metres.

Other uses of Rubus chroosepalus:

A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit.

Propagation of the herb:

Seed - requires stratification and is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Stored seed requires one month stratification at about 3C and is best sown as early as possible in the year. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, July/August in a frame. Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn.

Cultivation of Rubus chroosepalus:

Thickets on slopes, forest margins at elevations of 300 - 2000 metres.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus chroosepalus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.