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Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry

A smaller variety producing full size red fruit with delicious flavor, and no thorns to deal with; great for containers as well as smaller garden spaces; needs regular pruning and protection from birds

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
3 feet
Average Landscape Width:
3 feet
Growth Rate:
fast
Genus:
Rubus
Cultivar:
NR7
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Pruning:
remove dead canes
Pollution Tolerance:
medium
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Density:
open

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This is a self-pollinating variety, so it doesn't require a second plant nearby to set fruit.

This shrub may not always play well with others; as such, it is best grown in its own designated garden space or isolated area of an edibles garden. It should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Raspberry Shortcake® Raspberry is a good choice for the edible garden, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

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