These super-hardy Swedish selections are possibly the most uncommon members of the whole Raspberry clan. The low growing, thornless plants spread by root rhizomes, forming a thick mat of bright green trifoliate leaves, no more than 15cm (6") tall. By late spring the carpet is adorned with small, pinkish blossoms followed by dainty, delicious and aromatic red raspberries in mid summer. The fall foliage is a feast for the eyes with shades of crimson and burgundy. In early spring the plants bounce back from the roots.
We offer several of Dr. Gunny Larssen's favourites, selected on the basis of plant vigour as well as fruit quality, quantity and flavour. Although practically identical, two varieties are needed for pollination. Plant 30-60cm (1-2') apart in a well-drained, sunny spot.(Rubus arcticus L subsp. x stellarcticus)
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