Rubus tricolor is a vigorous evergreen prostrate shrub which is very suited to use as ground cover. Chinese Bramble has reddish bristles on the stems and shoots which spread widely, rooting as they go. It has lobed, wavy-edged, glossy green leaves and once it is established will carpet banks, slopes and any bare ground. It bears white flowers in summer followed by small red edible berries.
Site: Tolerates inland exposure
Soil: Well drained soil
Position: Full sun to part shade
Season of Interest: Evergreen, edible berries in Autumn
Height: up to 3ft (1m) Spread: indefinite