Helidon Hills Native Raspberries are a vigorous grower and a prolific bearer of red jewel-bright berries. They make a wonderful addition to the edible garden.
It's a variety native to South East Queensland, so well-suited to our sub-tropical climate. Although it grows best in full sun, it will still fruit when planted in a partly shaded or filtered light position.
We suggest that they are best grown in pots with canes or lattice to climb. This could be as simple as placing the pot in front of a fence and allowing the raspberry to climb it. When grown in the ground they have a tendency to sucker and quickly spread, so keeping them contained reduces pruning and maintenance.
There are many creative ways that you can grow Native Raspberries to maximise the harvest and utilise their natural growth habits. You could grow a series of plants in large pots or a contained garden bed along the edge of a fence, creating an attractive green cover that is highly productive and is also a place for small native birds to nest and hide. You could turn them into a productive hedge, espalier them, and use them to create protective and productive boundaries that some animals are unlikely to want to venture through.
Because of their hardy nature, and prolific fruiting they are an ideal choice for the novice gardener. They also make a good choice for those keen to involve their children with growing plants as they provide fruit quickly - though a little care with harvesting is required due to the thorns.
Please contact us if you have any questions about buying this fruit tree.
- Scientific Name
- Rubus Rosifolius
- Fruiting months
- July, August, September, October, November, December
- Purchase Height
- approx. 1 foot high
- Maximum Height
- Can climb 2 metres
- Pot Size
Top Tips for Planting
- Can tolerate most soil types but prefers well-drained
- Does best in full sun in a protected position
- Can tolerate some shade and still fruit
- Needs a structure to climb on - fence, lattice, canes, trellis
- Given it's vigorous nature and tendency to spread and sucker we suggest growing in a pot to reduce the need for pruning and maintenance
Top Tips for Growing
- They benefit from occasional fertiliser, consistent watering and having mulch (sugarcane or similar) piled around the base of the tree leaving a few inches from the trunk
Can you grow Native Raspberries in a pot?
Absolutely! Raspberries produce wonderfully when planted in a pot.
Are blueberries deciduous?
The Native Raspberry is an evergreen.
Did You Know
Did you know that the other name for this Raspberry is the Rose-leaf Bramble? Because of it's vigorous nature and tendency to sucker we suggest keeping it contained by growing in a pot or enclosed garden bed. It's natural climbing, weaving, and unstructured growth makes plus the prickles on its canes make it a perfect habitat for small native birds to hide and to nest.
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