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thimbleberry

Rubus parviflorus

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medium - high
full sun - part shade
upright, spreading
2 - 6'
white
summer

Photo credit: 

E. Conrad

Thimbleberry in flower
Thimbleberry in flower

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

In very moist conditions thimbleberries can have enormous dinner plate-size leaves
In very moist conditions thimbleberries can have enormous dinner plate-size leaves

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Very delicious berries that aren't very portable (so you might as well grow a few at home)
Very delicious berries that aren't very portable (so you might as well grow a few at home)

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

Thimbleberry in flower
Thimbleberry in flower

Photo credit: Elliott Conrad

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Thimbleberry adds a cool rainforest feel with giant leaves (up to dinner plate size) and edible fruit. Delicate red berries are delicious fresh-picked. This species appreciates moderate water, making it a good border for irrigated lawn. Plant with nettle-leaf giant hyssop, fireweed, and sneezeweed for layers of thick foliage and plenty of color.