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Rubus spectabilis


Rubus spectabilis, known as salmonberry, has bright pink two inch wide flowers in early spring and tasty berries in summer.

Rubus spectabilis, known as salmonberry, is a thicket-forming, deciduous, BC native shrub with upright to arching slightly prickly stems, mid-green leaves, and bright purple pink two inch wide flowers in early spring. The rufous hummingbirds follow the opening blooms of salmonberry and red flowering currant (Ribes sanguineum) on their northward migration each spring up the West Coast. The flowers are also popular with native bees. They are followed by tasty, edible, raspberry-like fruits in summer that can mature to red or yellow when ripe. Perfect to naturalize in a dappled light woodland, or edge of a relaxed country garden. An excellent addition to mixed hedge.

Common Name: Salmonberry

Family: Rosaceae (The Rose Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No


Benefits: Hummingbirds, Bees

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Moist to wet forests, swamps, streambanks, and ditches from sea level into montane zones from Alaska to California.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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