Rubus hayata-koidzumii is better known (incorrectly) as Rubus calcinoides (18)ct Flat
Common names: Creeping Raspberry, Crinkle-leaf Creeper, Taiwanese Creeping Rubus, Creeping Bramble, and Emerald Carpet.
Sun to Medium Shade
Zones 6 to 9
Grows 3 to 6 inches high and spreads in all directions.
Durable, fast-growing evergreen groundcover that takes sun or shade. The thick, coarse-texture, dark green foliage adorns stem runners that root as they creep along the ground. Creeping raspberry is aggressive, but not invasive. It doesn't climb trees or smother shrubs. Easily control it with mechanical edging.
In spring and summer, the leaves are shiny dark green above and gray-green below, turning to burgundy in fall and winter. Small white midsummer flowers turn to tiny fruits in late summer. Fruit is edible and tasty, but tiny, so leave them for the birds.
Plant 4 to 6 feet apart to allow room to spread. Full-sun is best, although plants will adapt to partial shade. Too much irrigation or wet soils is not a good thing. A light trimming with the mower in late winter will encourage new growth in spring.
A low-growing member of the genus Rubus which also includes better known edibles such as the blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, thimbleberry, etc. Originally from Taiwan where it grows at high elevations.
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I was so amazed with my first order of these 2 years ago that I bought more. They arrived green, fresh, and moist. I had them planted the same day they arrived. Looking great.
I was looking locally for some non-flowering partly-sun ground cover. I came across Creeping Raspberries (Rubus Calcinoides), but was unable to find anyone locally with them in stock. I found BloomInDesigns while searching online. I saw that the planting season was still too early and had the option to pre-order. Due to the long winter we had this year, the customer service worked with me on my order. Their recommendation was to wait til the plants were more developed, I am glad that I listened to them. The plants came moist, healthy, and with well developed roots. Thanks.