Herb latin name: Rubus peltatus


Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)



Edible parts of Rubus peltatus:

Fruit - raw or cooked. The orange-red fruit is up to 15mm long.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Deciduous
Shrub

Height:
150 cm
(5 feet)

Flowering:
May to
June

Habitat of the herb:

Mountains, C. and S. Japan. Slopes, foothills, forest margins, ravines and moist waste places at elevations of 300 - 1500 metres in western China.

Other uses of Rubus peltatus:

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 peltatus:

Mountains, C. and S. Japan. Slopes, foothills, forest margins, ravines and moist waste places at elevations of 300 - 1500 metres in western China.

Medicinal use of the herb:

None known

Known hazards of Rubus peltatus:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.