exceptionally drought tolerant but will tolerate
is not necessary but may be clipped to control
landscapes have difficult sites, such as hot,
dry, erodible slopes or ditches where soil moisture
fluctuates from very wet to very dry. Not many
plants tolerate these conditions, but Creeping
Raspberry is one that will. In fact, it not only
survives, it thrives under harsh growing conditions.
grows 3 to 6 inchesmin height and spreads 3 to
6 feet in all directions. As the name implies,
Creeping Raspberry creeps along the ground by
forming runners – much like strawberries
– which root at their nodes and establish
new colonies. Although it is aggressive, Creeping
Raspberry is not invasive. It doesn't climb trees
or smother nearby shrubs, and it can readily be
controlled with mechanical edging or hand-clipping.
Raspberry has coarse-textured leaves with deep
veins that make them appear puckered. During spring
and summer, the leaves are shiny, dark green above
and gray-green below. They turn burgundy in fall
and winter. Whit inconspicuous flowers are followed
by tiny, raspberry-like fruit in late summer.
Although the fruit are tasty and edible, they
are tiny, so don't expect an abundant harvest
for your breakfast table. Fruiting is not one
of the plant's outstanding attributes.
plant Creeping Raspberry in any full-sun or partial
shade site that has well-drained soil. Avoid planting
them in wet soils or areas that may get too much
irrigation. Too much overhead irrigation can make
the plants look ragged.