Rubus rosifolius

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Rubus rosifolius Sm.

Rosaceae

Life form: shrub

Exposure: sun - Exposure: half shade   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: gritty loam

Arrangement: alternate
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: imparipinnate

Shape: five-stellate
Fruit: aggregate drupes

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Inflorescence: solitary

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Rosidae
Superordo:
Rosanae
Ordo:
Rosales
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Rubus rosifolius is a shrub.

Contents

Naming

James Edward Smith already described Rubus rosifolius but the name was validly published by John Gilbert Baker.

Taxonomy

Rubus rosifolius is a species in the genus Rubus which contains approximately 422 to 1892 species and belongs to the family of the Rosaceae (Rose Family). The type species of the genus is Rubus fruticosus.

Characteristics

Growth

The shrubs reach heights of 2 to 3 metres.

Wood and Bark

Leaves

Rubus rosifolius is evergreen. The imparipinnate leaves are alternate. The ovate leaflets are biserrate and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Rubus rosifolius produces solitary white five-stellate flowers from March to May.

The shrubs produce red aggregate drupes in summer.

Root System

Distribution

Rubus rosifolius is native to the Himalaya, Japan and the Malay Archipelago.

Cultivation

The shrubs prefer a sunny to half-shady situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be gritty loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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