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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Rubus parvifolius
Common Name:australian raspberry , japanese bramble , native raspberry , small-leaf bramble
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Climber / Scrambler / Creeper, Bird Attracting, Indigenous Plant Use
Indigenous Plant Use:Has edible small fruit somewhat like raspberries but not as sweet.CAUTION: Many plants are poisonous if not collected and prepared properly!
Partial Shade, Shade
Dry, Moist, Well Drained
0.6-1 m x 0.5-2 m
Foliage:Bright green wrinkled divided leaves, downy white below. 3-5 egg-shaped leaflets 1-4 cm x 1-3.5 cm, margins lobed to deeply toothed. Stalks prickly.
Flowers:Small deep pink flowers to 15mm wide from October to December, followed by small red berries that resemble rasperries in December to April.

A hardy scrambler which can be pruned which encourages increased flowering. Grow under established trees. Excellent habitat plant.  Similar to the Blackberry, but not as aggressive.  Birds like the fruit.  Frost tolerant.

  1. Whitehorse Council
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  7. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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