Scientific Name: Rubus parviflorus
Common Name: thimbleberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Zone: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 2 - 3m x 2 - 3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Filler, Group or mass planting, Herb, Reclamation, Spring interest, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Lobed, Alternate, Soft flexible, Palmate venation, Pubescent, Glandular hairs, Orbicular, Reniform, Serrate
Flowers: Corymb, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Drupe, Edible, Red, Jul-Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Thicket shrub; leaves are large (20cm), palmate, dull green that are tomentose and serrate; fruit about 1cm wide, bright red, and looks like half a thimble or a dense raspberry.