Rocky Mountain Thimbleberry, Boulder Raspberry
Deciduous, Edible fruit, Shrubs, Flowers
Though best known for blackberries and raspberries (see those common names 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 ground cover types about 2 ft. apart.Rubus deliciosus
Native toRocky Mountains in New Mexico,Colorado, and Wyoming.Graceful, arching plant to 3–5 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Brightgreen, lobed, nearly roundleaves. White, 2–3-in.-wide flowersresemble single roses. Darkpurple berries.
Native toRocky Mountains in New Mexico,Colorado, and Wyoming.Graceful, arching plant to 3–5 ft. tall a...
Clumpingshrub to 6–8 ft. tall, with manyerect stems bearing shiny leavesthat are rich green above, pal...
From eastern North America. Leaves up to 5 in. long are glossy green, turning golden bronze in fall.