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Rubus pentalobus (syn. calycinoides)

Taiwan Creeping Blackberry

Plant Type:


Rubus pentalobus (syn. R. calycinoides) – The Taiwan Creeping Blackberry is a mat-forming raspberry with very rugose dark green leaves, rather hirsute on hairy stems. The leaves are shallowly and gently lobed and are densely set making for a solid ground cover. White flowers form upright light orange raspberry fruits that are delicately sweet. Autumn brings dark chocolate-bronze to maroon shades. This is a surprisingly hardy Taiwanese plant, hardy for us in USDA zone 5b; it sometimes gets whacked by the winter but consistently re-sprouts from the crowns come spring. We also suspect that in even climates with persistent snow cover that the Taiwan Creeping Blackberry... or Raspberry may do perfectly well. It is lovely with smaller ornamental grasses, on a slope or with colchicum popping through the mat of foliage in the autumn. Site Rubus pentalobus in full to part sun sited in any good garden soil that drains. Cutting grown.


1-2 in


48-60 in




5b to 8(9?)
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Item Description Price  
RUBPENT Rubus pentalobus (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Rubus pentalobus (syn. calycinoides)

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Four Seasons

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Bank
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Edging
  • Fragrant
  • Ground Cover

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Adaptable


  • Taiwan

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown