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Yellow Himalayan Blackberry

Rubus ellipticus var. ordatus

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Species: ellipticus var. ordatus

Category:

Edible Fruits and Nuts

Vines and Climbers

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Deciduous

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Garberville, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Negative

On Feb 1, 2016, coriaceous from ROSLINDALE, MA wrote:

The World Conservation Union IUCN has included this shrubby species on their list of 100 of the world's worst invasive species, an honor it shares with only 31 land plants.
http://www.issg.org/database/species/reference_files/100Engl...

It is native to parts of southern Asia.

In its introduced range in Hawaii, it is a threat to native lowland forests, where it forms impenetrable thicket monocultures. Its also been introduced in England and the southern US.

It spreads both by the seeds of bird-dispersed fruit and also by suckering from underground fruits.

The foliage is evergreen, and leaves are covered with downy ... read more

Negative

On Jul 11, 2004, punaheledp from Kailua, HI (Zone 11) wrote:

Invasive pest plant in Hawaii not evaluated yet for biological control except collectively with other rubus species.

Negative

On Apr 1, 2004, ladyrowan from Garberville, CA (Zone 9a) wrote:

A very invasive, wickedly thorned vine whose only redeeming quality are the sweet berries it produces in the summertime.

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