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|Positive ||anelson77 ||On May 31, 2009, anelson77 from Seattle, WA wrote:
These are native to the northwest. They are moderately invasive but highly adaptable and good for less cultivated parts of the garden, or as a large (4 ft) ground cover between shrubs. I like their big soft, light green leaves, white flowers, and the little tasty red fruits.
|Positive ||KARMARIDER ||On Mar 23, 2007, KARMARIDER from Covington, KY wrote:
This is one of my favorite plants for woodland borders. A natual transition plat between woods and grassland. Semi woody shrub grows to a height of four feet. Carefree once established. Hard to transplant as it sends up new plants via runners but could be grown from seed though not easy. I have heard many people say the fruit is flavorless, but it seems the further east you go the better the flavor. Also the white flowering version is tastier than the lavender flower variety. I first tasted the fruit in northen Wisconsin and found it quite good. Sort of a cross between raspberry and watermelon flavor. Berries average the size of a quarter and are exclellent for jellies but rather seedy for jams, same form as a raspberry but not as firm. Leaves are large (6 to 8 inches across) and look like maple leaves. Stems are hairy and can cause skin irritation. Grows well in a variety of soils from woodsy to semi sandy. Does not like heavy loam or compact soil though I have seen it poke through heavily compacted gravel parking lots! Prefers naturally loose soils. Does well in full sun (more fruit) to shade (larger plants, less fruit). Leaves can wilt or blacken in extreme dry heat, but fruit is unaffected. In the north, fruit is ready to pick in early to mid August. Earlier in the south. No thorns like raspberry. Have heard people say the blooms are fragrant, but there are far better choices if that is what you are looking for.
|Neutral ||Scorpioangel ||On Sep 28, 2005, Scorpioangel from Gold Hill, OR (Zone 7a) wrote:
a native shrub in So. Oregon. Can be found along roadsides and disturbed places.
This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:
Atlantic Mine, Michigan
Bunker Hill, Oregon
Gold Hill, Oregon
Cottage Lake, Washington
Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin