Rubus cockburnianus ‘Goldenvale’ (also called Rubus cockburnianus 'Wyego' and white-stemmed bramble 'Goldenvale')
Spiny, deciduous scrambling shrub with arching stems. The stems are covered with a white waxy substance which makes them stand out well in the low light of winter, whilst in spring the new leaves are a bright yellow-green. Goes well, in winter, with Cornus sanguinea as a stem colour contrast.
Young stems are silver-white in winter. Yellow-green foliage in spring and summer.
Scrambling, arching habit. H & S: 2.5m.
Yellow green foliage. Yellow leaves may be susceptible to leaf scorch. In summer the leaves become a darker green.
Stems – young stems have slightly waxy white substance covering them.
Small white to pink, rose-like flowers followed by unpalatable bramble fruit, not for eating.
May need some dappled shade to avoid leaf scorch so face north or west.
Fertile well drained soil.
Cut back old stems hard in spring.
Take soft-wood cuttings in summer, or hard-wood or root cuttings in winter.
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