Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis): Bundle of 10

$17.00

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Description

Sold as bundles of 10.

At a Glance: Edible berry bush commonly found along streams and wetlands.

Height: Up to 12 ft.
Leaves: Three leaflets.  Fold back the forward most leaflet and it makes a butterfly shape.    Fruit: salmon-orange to red
Flowers: Bright pink

Appeal: This shrub has beautiful flowers and edible berries that attract wildlife and humans.

Helpful Tips:  Plant in wet area. Click HERE to determine your recommended planting density.

Ethnobotany: The fresh sprouts and berries are widely enjoyed by indigenous northwest coast peoples.

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
 full sun > 80%
 mostly sunny 60%-80%
 partial sun and shade 40%- 60%
 mostly shady 60%-80%
 full shade > 80%
wet
 moist
dry

 

 low elevation
 mid elevation
sub-alpine
 high elevation

 

Wildlife Value
Berries
 Seeds
Nectar for hummingbirds
Nectar for butterflies
 Host for insect larvae
 Thickets and shelter
 Thorny or protective cover
 Mammals: Deer and elk browse the new leaves. Used as shelter for small mammals.

References:

Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014. www.soundnativeplants.com.