Height: 3-6 feet; 6-12-feet wide
Light: Full sun to part shade
Bloom: Fragrant, rose-purple June-August
Fruit: Red raspberries, edible but dryish
Foliage: Deciduous, maple-like green leaves, gold fall
Landscape: Shade, native plant gardens
Native range here
Pollinator value: Very High. Songbirds, butterflies, bees, nesting for bees.
From early to late summer Purple-flowering Raspberry is covered with 2-inch, fragrant pinkish-purple rose-like blooms. This raspberry has thornless stems and grows in sun or shade and well-drained soils.
Spreads rapidly; good ornamental shrub for a natural area, slope or hedge.
Heavy clay soil may need to be amended with compost, sand and other organic materials.