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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have planted some Rubus tricolour (Chinese Bramble) in my woodland garden as ground cover, but when my daughter visited yesterday, she was adamant that it was a thug and would spread via underground roots and become a real pest. Can you folks confirm whether she was right or not?

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Well the RHS says it spreads indefinitely so sounds like a thug to me. Depends really if you can keep it under control or not.

21 Jun, 2010


It quite shallow rooting and the edges can be chopped with a spade and the extensions beyond easily pulled up (if your soil is light).

I have to say, what attractiveness there is in this plant is well.....lets say subtle! Lol

21 Jun, 2010


Thanks for your responses Moon grower and Fractal - I think it will probably be more trouble than it's worth, I'll look for something more attractive and user friendly!

21 Jun, 2010


You're welcome Bernard :-)

21 Jun, 2010


I'm sure you will find something nicer to plant Bernard

21 Jun, 2010

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