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Family: RosaceaeMain Season: All YearLeaf Colour: GreenFoliage: EvergreenPosition: ShadeSoil Type: Ordinary, medium loamHeight: 30cm to 45cm (12" to 18")Peat Free? Not yetHardiness Guide: RHS H5 minimum -10C to -15CPot Size: 2L
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.