Rubus caesiusgrow and care – creeping vine of the genus Rubus also known as Dewberry plant, Rubus caesius perennial deciduous or evergreen plant mostly used as ornamental plant for ground cover, can grow in temperate, subtropical, mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 7-10.
Leaves color green, the leaves small with 5 lobes the edges are round the base of the leaf is hairy.
Flower color white, the flowers grow in clusters.
Rubus caesius fruit
Fruit color black with semi hairs on the fruits, the fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round shape.
How to plant: Dig hole bigger than the root ball at least 50-100% bigger, add dead leaves rich soil, organic matter, humus and mix all together and plant it
Pests and diseases: Aphids
Pruning season: Autumn
How to prune: Old branches after bearing fruits should leave something like 5 cm from the ground
Size of the plant? 5-10 cm (2-4 inches), but spreading to the wide
Growth speed in optimal condition: Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? No
Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes, start with pot that will be 40-60% more than the root ball, every time that the plant arrive to full capacity need to switch to bigger until arrives to desirable size, switch the soil in mid of the winter, better to use this method because the soil lose the viability over time and it’s efficient care for the soil, need average amount of water with good drainage better water with less minerals, in order to keep the soil moist better to put mulch of pines, peat soil or other acid soil with humus and a lot of organic matter.
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower White flower, 1 cm, with 5 petals
Thinning the bloom: Until the plant to become acclimatized
Pollination is done by: Bees and more
Fruit harvest season: Summer
Fruits pests or diseases: Birds, slug
What can be done with big quantities of Rubus caesius fruits? Eaten raw, cake, cooked, juice
Work requirements on the fruit: No special requires
How long does it take to bear fruit? 2-3 years
Ripening of fruit Possible not to pick it fully ripen and let it to be ripen at home