Genus Species: Rubus parvifolius
Common / Product Name: Native Raspberry
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and CLIMBER (C)
Height x Width: 0.6 – 1m x 0.5 – 0.2m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Low
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring / ends: Summer
Flower Colour: Small pink flowers and edible, red, aggregate fruits.
Irrigation: Very hardy, little water once established, resistant to salt spray.
Lower Temperatures: Temperatures as low as -3°C to -7°C for short periods. Grows best as understory to shelter from frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Use a slow release fertilizer annually.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.