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Rubus niveus, Rubus albescens, Mysore Raspberry, Ceylon Raspberry,Hill Raspberry

Rubus niveus, Rubus albescens

Mysore Raspberry, Ceylon Raspberry,Hill Raspberry
Family: Rosaceae
Origin: Southern Asia
USDA Zone: 7-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeModerate waterRegular waterPink flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Rubus niveus is a tropical raspberry plant that is well-suited to hot and humid climates. It grows quickly into a scrambling shrub with flexible stems and produces flowers and fruit throughout the year. The fruit is red when unripe and turns a deep purple when ripe. It is juicy and sweet, and clusters can contain several dozen berries. In addition to being a productive plant, Rubus niveus is also ornamental. It has almost white canes and leaves that are green on top and white underneath. The plant is cold hardy down to temperatures in the upper 20s Fahrenheit, although young plants are more sensitive to cold. It is a good choice for growing in large containers and will produce a large quantity of fruit. It is important to provide good drainage for optimal growth.

Rubus niveus is a versatile plant that can be grown in a range of conditions. It can reach up to 5-10 feet tall, although smaller varieties stay around 2-5 feet. Its flexible stems make it suitable for growing in shaded or semi-shaded areas, and it also attracts hummingbirds and butterflies with its pink flowers. When it comes to care and maintenance, this plant thrives with regular watering, but can also survive with moderate watering. To achieve the best results, it is best to grow Rubus niveus in USDA Zone 7-11 in well-drained soil, and it should be mulched adequately to help keep the roots cool and moist. It can also be grown in pots in colder regions, as mature plants can handle temperatures as low as the lower 30s Fahrenheit (for a short time).

The fruit of Rubus niveus is ripe in late summer and early fall. It provides clusters of several dozen sweet and juicy berries that are up to 1 inch in diameter. These berries are not only delicious when eaten fresh or used in smoothies and jams, but they are also highly nutritious. They are rich in antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and minerals, and have been shown to help lower cholesterol levels. Overall, Rubus niveus is a productive and versatile shrub that will bring plenty of beauty and flavor to your garden or pots. With proper care, it will thrive and provide you with years of enjoyment.


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Raspberry Mysore Tropical, Rubus albescens (niveus)
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Rubus albescens. Origin: India, Malaysia. Unlike common raspberries from up North that can not tolerate tropical heat, Mysore Tropical Raspberry grows very well in hot humid climates. It grows very fast into a scrambling shrub with flexible stems and tends to bloom and fruit throughout the year. The fruit is red when unripe and purple black when ripe, very juicy and sweet. The clusters contain as many as couple dozen fruit. It is also a very ornamental plant because it has almost white canes and the leaves are green above and whitish underneath. The plant is cold hardy to upper 20s F; young plants are more cold sensitive. Great to grow in large containers and will produce large amounts of fruit. Good drainage is essential for good growth.

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