Rubus Cockburnianus


Rubus Cockburnianus. A thicket-forming arching deciduous shrub with prickly, white stems and fern-like, dark green leaves. Small, saucer-shaped purple flowers in summer followed by black fruits. Ideal for use in a border. Max Height 2.5m. Max Spread 2.5m. Flowers June to August. Fruits September.



Plant in fertile well drained soil. Full sun, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.