Botanical description

A fairly prostrate evergreen Asian shrub, the Chinese bramble grows at least 60cm (2') high and spreads up to 2m (6'6") per year. It can get higher as it arches over itself and/or other shrubs. [6]: 206. It lives on steep banks and in scrub on mountains to 3000 metres as well as slopes, forests and thickets at elevations of 1800 - 3600 metres in Sichuan and Yunnan.

Uses

Edible uses

Fruit

Material uses

Fruit

Dye

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Rubus tricolor.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover

'It is too vigorous for small gardens but makes a great cover for larger areas [and] tolerates foot traffic [....] Maintenance consists of two jobs: 1) keeping the cover low enough to enable easy passage of foot traffic [...] and 2) stopping it spreading further than you want.' [6]: 206. It's a good vigorous groundcover plant for sun or shade. [2][8][9]

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - requires stratification, is best sown in early autumn in a cold frame. Sow stored seed as early as possible in the year in a cold frame and stratify for a month at 3°c if sowing later than February. Prick out the seedlings when they are large enough to handle and grow on in a cold frame. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring of the following year.

Tip layering in July. Plant out in autumn. Division in early spring.

This vigorous plant spreads well and is most easily propagated through tip layering and division.

Seed

Cultivation

Easily grown in a good well-drained loamy soil in sun or semi-shade[1][2][8]. Plants grow best in part or full shade[10] and also succeed in dry shade[11]. Established plants are fairly drought tolerant[11].

Hardy to about -15°c[12]. Plants are evergreen but may be deciduous in severe winters[4].

A fast growing plant, the stems can grow by up to 2 metres per year[12][11]. It grows strongly but requires weeding for the first year or so[13]. New roots are formed at intervals along the stem[4]. It can swamp smaller plants but works very well in combination with trees and tall plants.

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Honey fungus

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Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Rubus tricolor.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

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Taxonomy
Binomial name
Rubus tricolor
Genus
Rubus
Family
Rosaceae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
permanent deep shade
Soil PH
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Drought
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
0.3 x 2
Fertility
?
Pollinators
?
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type

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References

  1. ? 1.01.11.2 F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (32202/01/01)
  2. ? 2.02.12.22.32.42.5 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (32202/01/01)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Tanaka. T. Tanaka's Cyclopaedia of Edible Plants of the World. Keigaku Publishing (32202/01/01)
  4. ? 4.04.14.24.34.4 Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (32202/01/01)
  5. ? 5.05.15.2 [Flora of China] (32202/01/01)
  6. ? 6.06.16.2 Crawford, Martin Creating a Forest Garden Green Books ()
  7. ? 7.07.1 Grae. I. Nature's Colors - Dyes from Plants. MacMillan Publishing Co. New York. ISBN 0-02-544950-8 (32202/01/01)
  8. ? 8.08.18.28.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (32202/01/01)
  9. ? 9.09.1 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (32202/01/01)
  10. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (32202/01/01)
  11. ? 11.011.111.2 Chatto. B. The Dry Garden. Dent ISBN 0460045512 (32202/01/01)
  12. ? 12.012.1 Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (32202/01/01)
  13. ? 13.013.1 Royal Horticultural Society. Ground Cover Plants. Cassells. ISBN 0-304-31089-1 (32202/01/01)

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Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupNo +
Belongs to familyRosaceae +
Belongs to genusRubus +
Functions asGround cover +
Has common nameCreeping Bramble +
Has drought toleranceTolerant +
Has edible partFruit +
Has edible useCooked +, Fresh + and Jam +
Has environmental toleranceDrought +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has growth rateVigorous +
Has hardiness zone7 +
Has imageRubus-tricolor.JPG +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has material partFruit +
Has material useDye +
Has mature height0.3 +
Has mature width2 +
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Has search namerubus tricolor + and x +
Has seed requiring scarificationNo +
Has seed requiring stratificationYes +
Has seed with dormancy depthIntermediate +
Has shade tolerancePermanent deep shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral + and Alkaline +
Has soil teclayture preferenceClay +
Has soil teloamyture preferenceLoamy +
Has soil tesandyture preferenceSandy +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
Has taxonomy nameRubus tricolor +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
Inhabits ecosystem nicheSoil surface +
Is deciduous or evergreenEvergreen +
Is grown fromSeeds + and Layering +
Is herbaceous or woodyWoody +
Is taxonomy typeSpecies +
Native to environmentSteep banks +, Mountain scrub +, Slopes +, Forests + and Thickets +
Native to geographical rangeAsia +
Show on main page searchYes +
Tolerates air pollutionNo +
Tolerates maritime exposureNo +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windNo +