Rubus coreanus Miq.

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

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

Genus

Glossary

bloom
Bluish or greyish waxy substance on leaves or fruits.
glabrous
Lacking hairs smooth. glabrescent Becoming hairless.
lustrous
Smooth and shiny.
ovate
Egg-shaped; broadest towards the stem.
imparipinnate
Odd-pinnate; (of a compound leaf) with a central rachis and an uneven number of leaflets due to the presence of a terminal leaflet. (Cf. paripinnate.)

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Credits

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

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

A deciduous shrub, 8 to 10 ft high (it has been found 15 ft high in the wild), with erect or arching, stout, biennial stems, branching towards the top; glabrous, but covered with a blue-white bloom, and armed with stiff, broad-based spines, up to 12 in. long. Leaves pinnate, 6 to 10 in. long, composed usually of seven leaflets, which are ovate or broadly oval, from 112 to 3 in. long, 1 to 2 in. wide, the lateral ones stalkless or nearly so, tapering at the base and smaller than the terminal one, which is broader, rounded or heart-shaped at the base, and stalked; all are parallel-veined, dark lustrous green, coarsely toothed, except towards the base, and have silky hairs on the veins when young. Flowers borne in flattish clusters 1 to 3 in. across, terminating short shoots from the wood of the previous year. Fruits of various colours from red to nearly black, edible but small, and of poor flavour.

Native of Korea and China; introduced from the latter country in 1907 by Wilson, who found it at altitudes up to 6,000 ft. It is one of the handsomest of all Rubi in its vigorous blue-white stems and beautiful pinnate foliage.