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Salmonberry

Rubus spectabilis

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Rubus (ROO-bus) (Info)
Species: spectabilis (speck-TAB-ih-liss) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

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:

Seward, Alaska

Hillsboro, Oregon

Salem, Oregon

Clearfield, Pennsylvania

Artondale, Washington

Chehalis, Washington

Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Stanwood, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 26, 2008, AnalogDog from Mountlake Terrace, WA (Zone 8a) wrote:

In the Pacific Northwest this is a common plant in wetter areas. Lightly spiny, it can leave a handful of tiny thorns if one is careless, or it can be passed through without a problem.

Birds like the berries which appear in the late summer early fall as the salmon return to the rivers. The berries progress from yellowish to a pinkish red (salmon) color when ripe. The flavor is rather bland.

I have a wild collected plant taken prior to the clearing of the area for a development. It is against the north side of a 6 foot fence, and shaded to the west by a cherry tree. It does well in this area, maybe not to its fullest, but certainly not lacking in vitality. It is currently about 4' wide by 5' tall. It does not have any invasive characteristics, provides food, a... read more

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