Purple Flowering Raspberry
Common Name: Purple-flowering Raspberry
Latin Name: Rubus odoratus
Type: Small Shrub
Exposure: Full Sun to Shade
Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist
Tolerances: Drought, Compaction, Juglones
Description: Large purple-pink flowers adorn this thicket-forming shrub in mid-summer. Red berries provide food for birds. Peeling tan bark offers winter interest.
Planting Notes: Sends out suckers and will spread quickly in fertile soils. Clip back or plant several and allow to spread to create a hedge.
Other Notes: Fruit is edible but tart.