Thimbleberry

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Rubus parviflorus

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Full sun, can tolerate sun or some shade, or full shade

Soil Conditions: Moist soils but tolerates dry

Special Uses: Supports pollinators, birds, wildlife, forage, cover, and food

Thornless stems, grows well on disturbed sites.  White flowers followed by bright red tart berries.  Upright shrub with multiple stems with distinct bark that peels in tiny fragments.

Habitat Notes: Prefers moist conditions in full sun, but can grow in partial shade and seasonally dry conditions.

ID Notes: Large velvety leaves with white flowers followed by red bland tasting fruit. Forms dense thickets. Does not have thorns like most other berries. Used by butterflies and birds for cover, nectar and fruit.

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Description

Height at 20 yrs. 4 ft. Deer Browse High
Mature Height  4 ft. Wildlife Value   Moderate
Growth Rate Rapid Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Moderate Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use High Hardiness  High
Drought Tolerance Moderate  
Sun Tolerance High  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credits: The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com