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Rubus parvifolius 'Lemon Lace'

Small-leaf Bramble

Plant Type:


Rubus parvifolius 'Lemon Lace' (ex: Carlo Borsarini) - An eye popping gold-leaved bramble which is, no doubt, a selection of 'Ogon'; indeed, the moniker 'Lemon Lace' may simply be a renaming of the gold-leaf form. New growth is brilliant yellow settling back at maturity to bright lime upon arching canes. The Small-leaf Bramble or Australian Raspberry flowers pink in May / June. Summer fruits are attractive jewel-like red raspberries, an edible treat for birds. Treat it with respect as this is a fully-armed bramble and let go will form tangled thickets. Fully to mostly sunny exposure in average to fertile, draining soil. Native to Australia it has naturalized in Japan. For gardeners towards the northern end of its range spring planting is advised. Established pot grown shrub either from offset, layering or cutting.


24 in


24-36 in




(6b)7 to 9
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Item Description Price  
RUBPARL Rubus parvifolius 'Lemon Lace' (1 quart) $16.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Rubus parvifolius 'Lemon Lace'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored
  • Barbed

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Songbirds
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Hedgerow
  • Border
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Grouping
  • Accent
  • Bank
  • Fruiting
  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Average
  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Australia

Propagated By

  • Layering
  • Division
  • Cutting