Wine Raspberry - Shrub

Rubus phoenicolasius 
Wine Raspberry
The Japanese Wineberry (Rubus phoenicolasius) is directly related to the raspberry and blackberry. An easily grown fruit bush, it produces masses of delicious berries. The fruits ripen from mid-July to end August although not all at the same time. Grow them just as you would raspberries.
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Flowering Period

Planting and flowering details
Harvesting Details
  • Planting
  • Plant your Rubus phoenicolasius from late October to April (as long as there is no frost). Make sure the root ball of the Japanese Wineberry is well drenched – soak the bush in a bucket of lukewarm water overnight prior to planting. Prepare a large hole and loosen the soil with a fork. Plant the Rubus phoenicolasius root ball at the correct depth – the top of the root ball should be just slightly below ground level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly down. Water immediately after planting. Japanese Wineberry thrives in any garden soil. Plant the bush in a sunny or partly shaded spot.
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  • Care
  • The Japanese Wineberry makes little or no special demands and can actually be grown almost anywhere. Water well in dry periods. The fruit is ready for picking in July-August when the berries are dark red. 
    Cultivating your Japanese Wineberry
    The Japanese Wineberry has long shoots that need to be tied in, for example along fencing – a climbing frame is also very suitable. Push some sturdy poles into the soil that protrude about 2 metres above ground level and stretch three strong wires across them. Plant the Japanese Wineberry bushes about a metre apart, preferably in a row going North to South. New shoots will appear every year from the ground up – these bear fruit in the following year then die off. Prune these fruit bearing branches completely back after harvest. Bind new shoots in a fan shape along the wires – approx. six shoots per bush. Top the new shoots just above the highest wire at the end of February. Protection from birds is not usually necessary.
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  • Specifics
  • The Japanese Wineberry grows wild in Asia Minor but these strong bushes actually do well in our climate. Rubus phoenicolasius has a few thorns on the red branches and fresh green leaves. The white blossom appears in May-July, quickly followed by the sticky red fruit. You will enjoy this delicious sweet yet tart fruit for weeks on end. The fruit resembles the raspberry. Eat your Japanese Wineberry freshly picked or make them into jam or stewed fruit. Rubus phoenicolasius looks great in the ornamental garden or in a large planter.
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  • Extra information
  • Latin name Rubus phoenicolasius 
    Delivery type Supplied as container plant
    Guarantee 5 years guarantee
    Color Green, Red
    Light preference full sun ,  partial sun
    Flowering period May - June
    Harvesting period July - August
    Growing height150 - 200 cm
    Planting distance50 - 100 cm
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