Rubus parvifolius|Small-leaf Bramble, Native Raspberry

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Scrambling prickly shrub or trailer, new growth downy.
Size (W x H)
0.6-1m x 0.5-2m
Bright green wrinkled divided leaves, downy white below. 3-5 egg-shaped leaflets 1-4cm x 1-3.5cm, margins lobed to deeply toothed. Stalks prickly.
Short terminal bunches or single axillary flowers to 15mm wide. Edible red berries December to April.
Flower colour
Deep pink
Flower time
October to December
Growing conditions
Moist to dryish well drained soils in forests, riparian scrubs and woodland. Frost tolerant. Semi-shade to dappled shade.
Commonly used for
A hardy scrambler which can be pruned. Grow under established trees. Excellent habitat plant.
Available at indigenous nursery
Attracts birds
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Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory