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Salmon Berry
Rubus spectabilis
  
About Salmon Berry (Rubus spectabilis) 12 Nurseries Carry This Plant Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry) is a species in the Rose family native to the west coast of North America from west central Alaska to California. In California it is found primarily along the coast from Santa Cruz County northward, typically in moist areas under tree canopy. It is a shrub growing to 1-4 meter tall, with perennial, not biennial woody stems (unlike other species). It forms large, dense patches given favorable conditions. The leaves are trifoliate, 7-22 centimeter long, the terminal leaflet larger than the two side leaflets. The leaf margins are toothed. The flowers are 2-3 centimeter diameter, with five purple petals; they are produced from early spring to early summer. The fruit, which is edible, matures in late summer to early autumn and resembles a large yellow to orange-red raspberry 1.5-2 centimeter long with many drupelets.

Its spines are less menacing than others in the Rubus genus, making it more suitable for the garden. However, it tendency to spread means that it needs plenty of room. Its deep, rhizomatous root growth makes it a useful plant for bank stabilization
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
3.3 - 13.1 ft tall
30 ft wide

Form
Form
Upright, Mounding, Spreading

Growth Rate
Growth Rate
Moderate

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Purple

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Spring, Winter

Wildlife Supported
 
Many birds and mammals are attracted to the berries. Hummingbirds are attracted to the flowers.

 
Butterflies & moths hosted ( 2 confirmed , 54 likely * ) SHOW ALL

Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Shade

Moisture
Moisture
Moderate - High

Summer Irrigation
Summer Irrigation
Max 1x / month once established

Nurseries
Nurseries

Cold Tolerance
Cold Tolerance
Tolerates cold to -5° F

Soil Drainage
Soil Drainage
Fast, Medium, Slow

Soil Description
Soil Description
Tolerates sandy or clay soils as long as moisture is adequate. Soil PH: 5.0 - 7.2

Common uses
Common uses
Hedges, Deer Resistant, Bird Gardens

Propagation
Propagation?
For propagating by seed: 3 mos. stratification may give satisfactory germination. Soaking in either 1% sodium hypochlorite (household bleach) 7 d ays, or concentrated H2S04 20-60 mins., then 3 mos. warm (diurnal fluctuation from 68° to 86°F) and 3 mos. cold stratification may improve germination ( USDA Forest Service 1974). Easily propagated from stem cuttings.

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
4*, 5*, 6, 7, 15*, 16*, 17*

Natural Setting
Site Type
Site Type
Moist places

Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 23.4" - 115.8", Summer Precipitation: 0.30" - 3.44", Coldest Month: 39.7" - 50.8", Hottest Month: 56.8" - 69.9", Humidity: 0.01" - 20.41", Elevation: -1" - 4656"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Rubus spectabilis var. spectabilis,Rubus spectabilis var. franciscanus
Common Names: Salmonberry


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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