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Rubus 'Betty Ashburner'

Rubus 'Betty Ashburner'
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Family:  Rosaceae
Main Season:  All Year
Leaf Colour:  Green
Position:  Shade
Soil Type:  Ordinary, medium loam
Height:  30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")
Pot Size:  1.4L

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An excellent evergreen (more or less) groundcover with glossy deep green leaves that turn purplish or orangey in winter. Ideal for difficult shady situations like steep banks. 45cm.

Never seems to flower for us, to be honest I don't know if it is meant to or not!  We grow it purely for the useful green foliage and good autumn colour in a good autumn.

It's "evergreen-ness" varies, like a lot of plants, on the conditions it is exposed to and the harshness of the season.  Plant it in a sheltered site or we have a gentle winter and it'll keep all it's leaves, an exposed site or a really harsh winter and it may loose some or all of it's leaves.  Spring always results in new foliage though.  Hardy enough to survive even the coldest we have experienced here in Norfolk.

Probably a hybrid between Rubus calycinoides and Rubus tricolor.


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