Rubus deliciosus or Delicious Raspberry is a deciduous shrub or vine from the Rosaceae family of plants. They also call it the Boulder Raspberry, Rocky Mountain Raspberry, Rocky Mountain Flowering Raspberry, Oreobatus deliciosus, or Snowy Bramble. It is native to North America, usually found on rocky slopes.
Rubus deliciosus can grow to 5ft or 1.5m long. It has arching stems that are thornless. The leaves have three shallow lobes and are simple unlike other species in the same genus. They are green and glabrous underneath.
Rubus deliciosus flowers from late spring into early summer. The flowers are white and fragrant. Each flower has five petals and is about 6cm or 2.5in across. It has prominent yellow stamens in the center. Rubus deliciosus produces a dark red fruit that is delicious but the texture is on the dry side.
How to grow Rubus deliciosus:
Grow Rubus deliciosus in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in dry to medium and well-drained soil. Propagate by seed or cuttings in summer. Seeds require stratification. Prune part of the older stems in late winter or early spring.