Rubus Phoenicolasius /Japanese wineberry
Rubus phoenicolasius is an Asian species of raspberry, also known as the Japanese wineberry. It produces small, glistening, conical, delicious orange-red fruits. You can eat them straight off the canes or cook them in the same way as raspberries. The Japanese wineberry nicely bridges the gap between summer and autumn raspberries.”
Supplied as standard specimen andmakes a very decorative and productive plant for the patio.
Suitable for patiocontainers or small gardens.
Details Rubus Phoenicolasius – Japanese wineberry
- Pot size: 17 cm
- Blooms: May – June
- Flower colour: white
- Edible Fruit
- Harvest: July – August
- Full grown: 3 Years
- Full grown height: 1. 50 – 2 m
- Full grown width: 50 – 75 cm
- Plant location: sunny
- Plant depth: 17 cm
- Hardiness: -25 Celsius
- Preferred soil: Peaty Soil
How to take care of Japanese wineberry
Soak the roots for approx. 2 hrs before planting and water well after planting and for the next few weeks. This is a hardy deciduous Japanese wineberry shrub thrives in a sunny sheltered position but will tolerate partial shade.
In colder areas, plant Japanese wineberry near a south-facing wall. Use a well-drained soil enriched with organic matter. They will not tolerate heavy, wet soil. Drought tolerant once established. Japanese wineberry do well in various soil types.
Japanese wineberry likes to be constantly moist, but not wet. Do not use any stimulants, fertiliser or bonemeal at planting time as such products will ‘burn’ any new root growth. During the active growing season an occasional feed or a light top dress with a base fertiliser will prove beneficial.
Container-grown Japanese wineberry plants should be brought indoors in extreme winter conditions. Check Japanese wineberry plants periodically for pests such as aphids, white flies, and mealy bugs. Use a horticultural oil or insecticidal soap to control these pests.