Rubus parvifolius grow and care – plant of the genus Rubus also known as Australian native raspberry, Rubus parvifolius perennial deciduous but in warmer climate can grow evergreen plant, grow as vine but can be design to shrub it has thorns, can grow in temperate, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-10.
Leaves color green in oval shape and the margin serrated some of the leaves grow in groups of 3.
Flower color white flower, 1-3 cm, with 5 petals.
Rubus parvifolius fruits
Fruit color red, fruit assembled from small cells that put together a round oval shape. When pick the Rubus parvifolius fruits the fruits stay with the torus.
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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, also recommend to put stick or something to support the plant for trellising
Pests and diseases: Redberry mite, aphids
Pruning season: Autumn, winter
How to prune: Inside branches, design the shape
Size of the plant? 2-5m. 6-15 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big 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 and in pot of 15 liter better to keep 2 full mature plants and 1 or 2 daughter plants for next year.
Bloom season: Spring
General information about the flower White, 1-3 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
What can be done with big quantities of Rubus parvifolius 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
Vegetative Reproduction Method: Cutting / bending a branch over and covering it with earth
Preferred time for vegetative reproduction: Spring
Time to grow roots in vegetative reproduction: 2-3 weeks
Treatment for vegetative reproduction: Cutting to put on humid soil, when bending the branch sometimes should break it