Daily Flower Candy: Rubus odoratus

Given Holland’s colonial past, the palette of plants used in Amsterdam’s town gardens is suprisingly limited.  The stereotype is a formal layout of camellias, box and other other evergreens, interspersed with hostas, hydrangeas, philadelphus, campanulas and roses. However, not all of the plants favoured by Amsterdam’s gardeners are that familiar in UK gardens. Most are chosen because they tolerate dryish shade, for example Kirengshoma palmatum and today’s flower candy, Rubus odoratus, the flowering raspberry. As well as loose heads of crinkled pink flowers, this vigorous bramble produces edible fruits

Flowering raspberry
Rubus odoratus, the flowering raspberry