Herb latin name: Rubus pectinellus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus pectinellus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. A fine flavour and good quality. The red fruit is 10 - 15mm in diameter.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Woods, C. and S. Japan. Montane forests and valleys, riverbanks at elevations of 700 - 3000 metres in southern China.

Other uses of Rubus pectinellus:

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 pectinellus:

Woods, C. and S. Japan. Montane forests and valleys, riverbanks at elevations of 700 - 3000 metres in southern China.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus pectinellus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.