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Rubus spectabilis 'Golden Ruby'

Golden-leaved Salmonberry

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Rubus spectabilis 'Golden Ruby' (ex: Louis Raymond) - 4 fetching 2-quart pots available. Golden-leaved Salmonberry sports spectacular bright yellow foliage. Spring flowers are five-petaled and deep pink-red. Flowers are in the red spectrum hence the moniker 'Golden Ruby'. Fruits are pink-orange; this may be the reason its common moniker which is Salmonberry. But there is a theory that it is because Amerindians enjoyed eating the fruit with the roe of salmons. Rubus spectabilis is deer-proof. Full sun for best foliage color in fertile, draining soil. Please note that this brilliant yellow-leaved Rubus is rhizomatous; roots are edible and said to be "refreshing". This rambler will naturally, gradually colonize if allowed. The species originates in Alaska south into California, east to Idaho. Where the golden-leaved form was discovered we do not know... but I'll bet someone out there does! Let us know. Established potted bramble from cutting or division.


36-48 in


36-48 in
Item Description Price  
RUBGO Copy Rubus spectabilis 'Golden Ruby' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00 Buy Now

Characteristics and Attributes for Rubus spectabilis 'Golden Ruby'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Barbed
  • Thorny

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Full Sun


  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Natural Garden
  • Grouping
  • Bank
  • Fruiting
  • Edible
  • Shrub Border
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Adaptable
  • Average


  • Pacific Northwest

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown