Rubus pungens oldhamii
Herb latin name: Rubus pungens oldhamii
Synonyms: Rubus oldhamii
Family: Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Edible parts of Rubus pungens oldhamii:Fruit - raw or cooked. The red fruit is 10 - 15mm in diameter.
Description of the plant:
(9 3/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Woods in mountains, C. and S. Japan. Semi-shaded wet places in montane valleys, forests on slopes and thickets at elevations of 600 - 3900 metres.
Other uses of Rubus pungens oldhamii: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 pungens oldhamii:Woods in mountains, C. and S. Japan. Semi-shaded wet places in montane valleys, forests on slopes and thickets at elevations of 600 - 3900 metres.
Medicinal use of the herb:None known
Known hazards of Rubus pungens oldhamii:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.