Herb latin name: Rubus cockburnianus
Synonyms: Rubus giraldianus
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus cockburnianus:Fruit - raw or cooked. Small and of poor quality. The purplish-black fruit is up to 10mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Thickets on sunny slopes, dense forests in montane valleys, riversides at elevations of 900 - 4000 metres.
Other uses of Rubus cockburnianus: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 3°C 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 cockburnianus:Thickets on sunny slopes, dense forests in montane valleys, riversides at elevations of 900 - 4000 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus cockburnianus:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.