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Rubus 'Benenden' AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White and Yellow in Spring and Summer

Foliage

Green in Autumn, Spring and Summer

Stem

Pale Brown in

Size

Ultimate height

1.5-2.5 metres

Ultimate spread

1.5-2.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

5-10 years


Preferred common name

Tridel berry 'Benenden'

Family

Rosaceae


Rubus can be deciduous or evergreen shrubs, often scrambling with bristly or prickly stems bearing simple, lobed, palmate or pinnate leaves and 5-petalled flowers followed by juicy, sometimes edible fruits

'Beneden' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub, the arching branches with attractive peeling bark and three-lobed leaves. In late spring and early summer, pure white flowers 5cm in width have a boss of deep yellow stamens

Synonym(s)

  • Rubus tridel 'Benenden'
  • Rubus × tridel
  • Rubus 'Tridel'

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun
  • Part shade

Aspect

  • North-facing, East-facing, South-facing or West-facing
  • Sheltered or Exposed

Cultivation

Easy to grow thornless, deciduous shrub; will grow in full sun or partial shade

Soil

  • Well-drained or Moist but well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Loam, Chalk or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Banks and Slopes or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Grey mould may be a problem