Rubus Loganberry Group
Family: Rosaceae

This blackberry-like plant is a vigorous, shrubby grower with long, trailing canes, bearing many prickles. it has toothed leaves, gray and felty on the undersides, and short clusters of large, white flowers. The red, acidic fruit is composed of small segments and is similar in flavor to the raspberry. It is served fresh or stewed or made into preserves or jams. The loganberry is a hybrid and was raised in California. It is thought to be a cross of a Rubus ursinus culti­var and a raspberry.


The loganberry will grow almost anywhere but it is not suitable for very cold climates, zone 7 being the minimum it will tol­erate. It does best in a sunny position in a rich, loamy soil; poorer soils should be enriched with organic matter and complete fertilizer. Give plenty of water during the summer months. Mulching with manure is beneficial. Tie the long canes to a trellis or wire as they will take root where they touch the ground. Fruit is produced in the second year, and all fruiting canes and the weakest of the new canes should be cut back to ground level in winter, leaving only four to six new canes to bear fruit the following season. Propagate from young cane tips. Bent down and buried in the soil in summer, they will make roots and a new shoot. Cut the shoot from the old cane and replant in early spring.


Zone 7.

Lobularia      Lomandra