Rubus calycinoides
Common name: 
Crinkle-leaf Creeper
Creeping Raspberry
Yü-shan raspberry
RUB-us cal-i-si-NOI-deez
Rubus pentalobus
Rubus hayata-koidzumii
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Evergreen groundcover, dense, low mat, to about 12 inches (30 cm) high, creeping, grows 30 cm/yr.  Shoots shaggy pubescent with solitary small, recurved prickles.  Leaves alternate, simple, broadly oval-rounded, 2-4 cm long and wide, 3-5 lobes, base deeply cordate, margins undulate and sharply serrate, deep green, pubescent underneath.  Flowers paired or solitary, white, about 1.5 cm wide.  Fruit bright yellow to red.
  • Sun to part shade
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 7   Native to Taiwan, where it grows at high elevations.
  • Taxonomy: The Latin name for this plant in the nursery trade has been Rubus calycinoides (or Rubus pentalobus),  however the botanically accepted name is now Rubus hayata-koidzumii.  It will likely take some time before the latter name is used in commerce.
  • Often listed with the cultivar name of 'Emerald Carpet'.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: southeast Finley dorm.
  • Corvallis: north side of Walnut Blvd. between Rolling Green and Garrayana
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  • plant habit

    plant habit

  • elongating shoots

    elongating shoots

  • flowers and leaves

    flowers and leaves

  • plant habit, fruiting

    plant habit, fruiting

  • leaves and fruit

    leaves and fruit

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