|Light:||Full Sun, Partial, Shade|
|Soil:||Sand, Loam, Clay|
|Moisture:||Dry, Medium, Moist|
|Benefits:||Pollinators, Butterflies, Birds|
|Blooms:||May, Jun, Jul, Aug|
|Zones:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|1||2 Gallon Pot||$36.99|
Growing in large patches, Thimbleberry is a beautiful shrub with prominent white blossoms and wide, star shaped, velvety leaves that form a dense cover. Stems are thornless. The showy clusters of fragrant white flowers - occasionally pink - are followed by deep red fruit available to eat in mid to late summer. Birds love these berries and you will be racing them to sample the bounty! The Leaves turn brilliant orange to maroon in fall.
Most commonly found on the margins of moist shaded forests, Rubus parviflorus grows easily in any rich medium-moist soil, but also tolerates drier and poorer conditions. It can handle brief seasonal flooding. Thimbleberry will grow in full shade, but the shrub will be more lush and bear more fruit when it receives more light.
Excellent uses and planting opportunities include: informal hedges, bird and wildlife gardens, erosion control on steep hills and stream banks. Thimbleberry spreads by rhizomes. As an ornamental shrub, it is best grown in areas where in can naturalize.
Valuable as a food source and cover for Songbirds, game birds, and large and small mammals. Larval host plant for the Yellow-Banded Sphinx moth (Proserpinus flavofasciata).Also known as: Western Thimbleberry