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SKU E310

Rubus spectabilis

Salmonberry, native to the Pacific Northwest, blooms with loads of beautiful, starry, pink flowers that ripen into golden fruit earlier than any other berries in Pacific Northwest forests. The fruit, which resembles large raspberries, is often mild, and enjoyed as a refreshing treat by passing hikers and birds alike.

Grow the 6' tall and wide thickets of canes in partial shade. Prefers moist soils.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height: 6'

Sun: Partial Shade

Ripening Time: June

Pollination: Self Fertile

Size: 12-24" Plant


Ask a Question
  • Can Salmonberry thrive and produce fruit if planted in a large pot?

    In theory yes, if kept watered and shaded

  • I am looking for Pacific Rose verity of Salmonberry NOT Olympic Double. What one do you supply? Ray Delbury Sussex County NJ USA 8-12-23

    Our Salmonberries are not improved and resemble the wild ones in the Pacific Northwest. If anything they are likely closer to the Olymic Double than the Pacific Rose.

  • Does this berry need a trellis or something to tie it to to control it?

    No, Salmonberry is pretty much free standing.

  • You list salmonberry as growing in USDA zones 4-9, but it is native to the NW and all your commenters seem to be in cooler climates. Will this survive in central Alabama, zone 8a? Our challenge for northern plants is not the mild winter but the long, hot, humid summers which encourage diseases. Summer here is basically April through early to mid October. Raspberries, currants, and gooseberries will not survive here.

    USDA Zones refer only to the lowest average winter temperature a plant can survive at. It does not reference summer temperatures or other climate features. Salmonberries grow here in the PNW in full shade and, as you correctly presume, will be unlikely to thrive in hotter, longer, and more humid summers.

  • How wide of a thicket can you expect in its native pnw?

    6 feet wide per crown on average. It takes time and they need full shade.

  • would this grow well under a pine?

    Yes! Salmonberry loves acidic soils and full shade.

  • Do salmonberries have thorns?

    Absolutley yes! Smaller, greener, and fewer, but just as sharp.

  • Do salmonberries have thorns?

    Definately. Smaller, greener, and fewer, but they are thorns.

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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I thought my bush didn't arrive but it was in the bare roots of my other plant. It is doing well!

Karen D.
Have 2 little buds!

I planted my salmonberry 1.5 weeks ago, and I have 2 little buds on it. It has many branches that don't have buds, but 1 branch as 2. So I'm hopeful!

Andrea D.

Arrived on time in good condition.

M. F.
Salmonberry as a gift

I purchased the salmonberry as a gift for my daughter and her fiance, who recently purchased their first home. When I showed my daughter the marionberry plant I purchased for my yard, she related that her fiance preferred salmonberries. As a surprise I ordered the salmonberry plant.

The salmonberry plant arrived good condition, well packed and without injury. It took me a day to unpack it and pot it. It now doing fine, it's buds swelling in anticiption of spring in Washington State.

It is a lovely plant. I am only sorry I did not order one for myself: Next year's purchase.

Ronald V.F.

Barefoot plant was received in good condition with roots that had not dried out. No evidence of disease was noted. Plant as potted up and has grown new leaf from bud at base of plant. Pleased with plant received so far.

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