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Scientific Name: Rubus parviflorus
Pronunciation: ROO-bus par-vih-FLORE-us
Common Name: thimbleberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Thicket shrub; leaves are large (20 cm), palmate, dull green that are tomentose and serrate; fruit about 1 cm wide, bright red, and looks like half a thimble or a dense raspberry.
Course(s): HORT 2355

Habit: Arching, Dense, Spreading, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: B.C. east of Cascades, B.C. west of Cascades
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Filtered shade, Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Rocky or gravelly or dry, Well-drained
Water Use: Low
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Attract butterflies, Filler, Group or mass planting, Herb, Reclamation, Spring interest, Urban agriculture, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Lobed, Simple
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Palmate venation, Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glandular hairs, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Green, Green-yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Orbicular, Reniform
Apices: Acute
Bases: Cordate
Margins: Serrate

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Corymb
Flower Morphology:
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: May, Jun
Additional Info: Many simple pistils

Fruit Type: Drupe, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Red
Fruiting Time: Jul, Aug, Sep
Additional Info: Showy, Edible

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating, Multi-stem trunk
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown
Organ Modifications: Rhizomes, Stipule, leafy

Propagation: Seed, Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Pest Susceptibility: Galls, Stem borer insects, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
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