Chinese Bramble - Rubus tricolor


    A prostrate evergreen shrub with red-bristly shoots bearing glossy, shallowly lobed leaves, whitish beneath, and white flowers, followed by edible red fruit.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    The County Recorder has asked for a specimen of this plant to be retained for verification


    Occasionally planted and establishes well.

    When to see it

    Flowers in summer.

    Life History

    Evergreen shrub.

    UK Status

    Occasionally established in England and Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland. It was not recorded in the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map