Rubbus Pentalobus (Orange Berry)

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Orange berries are stunning with their dense mat of miniature, tough, dark-green, grape-like leaves that are frost tolerant and have a purple tinge during winter.

Commonly used within the garden for a hardy  ground cover that   will even tolerate low foot traffic.

Size - 15-25cm tall, with a cover of, 2 square metres spread.

Pollination - A reluctant fruiter Bees & insects, pollination may be the problem. Eg. cold or windy conditions that affect bee and insect activity at flowering (early spring). After research carried out it has now been established that orange berry  requires cross pollination from raspberries and blackberries will pollinate the orangeberry.

Harvest - Delicate white flowers arrive in spring followed by bright orange fruit for Xmas. Ripe fruit "touch pick" to give berries with no woody core. Orangeberry takes 2-3 years to fruit. Early summer.