How to grow Rubus caesius

Rubus caesius grow 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.

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How to grow Rubus caesius growing and care:

Well drain soil, rich soil

How to care:
Prune for easy harvest, prune once a year better after the fruits, add fertilizer in the early spring put mulch and organic matter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant /Vegetative Reproduction / Seeds possible but not recommend

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Necessary to use vegetative reproduction

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Need a lot of space to bear enough quantity of fruit

Recommended planting season?
Winter, spring, summer

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.

Blooming information

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

Edible fruits

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

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