|This is a thornless, thicket-forming, rapid-growing, deciduous shrub that grows to 8' tall and wide. Leaves are broad, ovate, velvety deep green, 5-lobed, up to 10" long. Long lasting, saucer-shaped, purplish-pink, fragrant flowers are held in showy panicles, to 2" wide.
Fruit is oval, bright red, tasteless. The Rubus genus is made up of flowering, and better yet, fruiting (yum) shrubs, including raspberries and blackberries, that may or may not have thorns. There are both native and ornamental selections, some evergreen, some deciduous.
Most brambles do well in full to partial sun and tolerate infrequent watering. Birds love the fruit, so you may have to share the harvest. Fruit is produced on one year old wood. Native to eastern North America.