Rubus corchorifolius L.f.

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Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

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'Rubus corchorifolius' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-corchorifolius/). Accessed 2022-10-03.

Genus

Glossary

glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
midrib
midveinCentral and principal vein in a leaf.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
simple
(of a leaf) Unlobed or undivided.

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Credits

Article from Bean's Trees and Shrubs Hardy in the British Isles

Recommended citation
'Rubus corchorifolius' from the website Trees and Shrubs Online (treesandshrubsonline.org/articles/rubus/rubus-corchorifolius/). Accessed 2022-10-03.

A deciduous shrub of vigorous growth, spreading by underground suckers; stems erect, 6 to 8 ft high, branching towards the top, round, covered with an exceedingly fine down when young, and furnished with rather broad-based prickles. Leaves simple, ovate, with a heart-shaped base, 3 to 7 in. long, two-thirds as wide, those of the sterile sucker stems very deeply three-lobed, purplish when young, margins irregularly toothed, upper surface dull dark green, nearly glabrous, the lower one paler and downy about the veins, midrib spiny; leaf-stalk 1 to 112 in. long, spiny. Flowers white, borne singly or a few together on short lateral twigs. Fruit large, bright red, and, Mr Wilson informed me, of ‘delicious, vinous flavour’.

Introduced by Wilson in 1907 from Central China, but described and named by the younger Linnaeus as long ago as 1781 from Japanese specimens. It appears to be widely spread in China, Korea and Japan. It may prove useful in the wild garden, judging by the way it spreads in borders.