Rubus cockburnianus Golden Vale


Rubus cockburnianus Golden Vale. A arching thicket-forming deciduous shrub with prickly, white stems and fern-like, yellow leaves. Small, saucer-shaped purple flowers in summer followed by black fruits. Ideal for border or woodland situations. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 2m. 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.