Rocky Mountain Thimbleberry, Boulder Raspberry
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Flowers
Though best known for blackberries and raspberries (see those entries for information about edibles), the brambles include many ornamental plants as well, most of them thornless. The species described here differ from blackberries and raspberries not only in their lack of prickles but also in having perennial rather than biennial stems. Spring flowers are followed by small, edible berries that attract birds.
These need good drainage and spread widely by rhizomes. Plant groundcover types about 2 ft. apart.Rubus deliciosus
Deciduous. Native to Rocky Mountains in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Graceful, arching plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Bright green, lobed, nearly round leaves. White, 2–3-in.-wide flowers resemble single roses. Dark purple berries.
Deciduous. Native to Rocky Mountains in New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming. Graceful, arching plant to ...
Clumping shrub to 6–8 ft. tall, with many erect stems bearing shiny leaves that are rich green a...
Perennial. Native to the Southwest, Sierra Nevada, and the Rocky Mountains. Grows to 2 ft. high and 1 ...