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botanical name:
Rubus cockburnianus
Rubus cockburnianus © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Whitewashed bramble
family:  Rosaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 2.40m
width: 3.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: arching
leaf colour: green
flower colour: pink
fruit colour: black
stem/bark: white
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Upright and arching very thorny stems are covered in a whitish bloom, giving a distinctive effect in winter. The fern like pinnate leaves also have a bloom on the undersides. Purplish-pink flowers followed by bloomy-black fruits.

Any reasonable, well drained soil in sun or shade. Not fussy about soil or position.
Very vigorous once established and needs a lot of space.
All stems should be cut to near ground level in the spring to encourage young growth which will provide the best show for the following winter.

From seed, by layering or separating rooted suckers.

Interesting stems in winter. Plant against a dark background.
Can also be used to create impenetrable boundary thickets.

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