Purple Flowering Raspberry

Rubus odoratus


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Key Features

3 to 6'

Container Size

2 Gallon

Bloom Time

June, July, August

Bloom Color

Pink, Purple

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, well-drained soil.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • Description

    Keystone Value: The genus Rubus (Blackberry, Raspberry) supports over 120 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

    Purple Flowering Raspberry (Rubus odoratus) is a perennial shrub that grows naturally in upland forests, boulder fields, rock outcrops, thickets, and substrates. It dislikes clay, high humidity, and high temperatures and needs good air circulation. Purple Flowering Raspberry is often used as an ornamental shrub due to its attractive flowers and fruit. The rose-like, long-blooming, fragrant flowers give way to cup-shaped red fruits that are edible to humans but are generally dry, crumbly, and unappetizing. The maple-like leaves turn golden in the fall, and the hairy stems have virtually no prickles. Purple Flowering Raspberry attracts native pollinators and provides nesting material for beneficial native bees, and the fruit feeds birds and small mammals. It is a larval host to the Lettered Habrosyne or Scribe moth (shown above), among many others.


  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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