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Scientific Name: Rubus spectabilis
Pronunciation: ROO-bus speck-TAB-ih-liss
Common Name: salmonberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Thicket forming, spindly, medium sized shrub, mostly about 2 m tall; leaves with three leaflets, margins lobed, toothed, and serrated. Winter ID: buds alternate and forming zig-zag pattern on twigs, pointed; leaf scars mostly crescent shaped; weak prickles, 2-4 mm long that easily break off; bark yellowish-brown, usually exfoliating.
Course(s): HORT 1155, Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Irregular
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:1.5 - 2.0m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Acidic, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Lustrous, Rugose
Compound Leaf: Trifoliate (ternate)
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acute
Margins: Double serrate, Pinnately lobed
Additional Info: Leaflet armed on underside

Inflorescence Type: Flowers clustered
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Pink
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Drupe, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Orange, Red, Yellow
Fruiting Time: Jul, Oct
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Papery, Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Orange
Additional Info:New stems green, armed with prickles
Leaf Bud Type: Ovoid
Leaf Scar Shape:Crescent shaped
Organ Modifications: Prickles, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Seed, Division - below ground parts
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