Scientific Name: Rubus ursinus x idaeus
Common Name: boysenberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Garden origin
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Semi-evergreen, Vine or climber
Mature Size: 1.3 - 2.0m x 1.5 - 2.0m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Irregular, Spreading
Form: Creeping / Mat-like, Weeping
Texture: Medium - coarse
Landscape Uses: Screening, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Soft flexible, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Rugose, Elliptic, Ovate, Double serrate, Incised, Serrate
Flowers: Flowers clustered, White, Jun-Jul
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Drupe, Edible, Purple, Dark-red, Aug-Sep
Key ID Features:
Spreading or trailing habit (or tied to trellis); leaves pinnately compound with 7 ovate, doubly serrated leaflets in distinctive pattern, small prickles and stipules on petiole; fruit large, dark maroon coloured 'blackberry'.