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Rubus ursinus idaeus Boysenberry

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Rubus ursinus idaeus Boysenberry Boysenberry,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Climbers, Hedging / Screening, Shrubs Climbing / Twining, Dense, Spreading

Vigorous, woody stemmed bramble bush with long trailing canes that can grow to 7m in length. Boysenberries are a cross between a Pacific Blackberry and Raspberry. It's purple-blue fruit has wonderful, tangy taste. Produces a good harvest of extra large fruit and reaches full production in approximately 3 years.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
4-10m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Edible Garden, Formal Garden, Hedging / Screening, Mass Planting, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Botrytis

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Rosaceae NorthAmerica

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink, White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: High
Water Usage: High
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate