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Rubus calycinoides - False Raspberry Emerald Carpet

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This beautiful, dark-leaved, creeping evergreen has prickly stems that root where they touch the ground to form a dense carpet. Initially from the mountains of Taiwan, this handsome plant adds wonderful texture to the landscape. It is an excellent ground cover for areas with dry, poor soils and is extremely drought tolerant. This is also a nice trailing plant to spill out of containers and hanging baskets. 

In the winter the older leaves get lovely burgundy edges, don't worry this is its dormant stage and it will bust out with fresh green leaves in the spring. :)

Also known as "Crinkle-leaf Creeper", "Taiwanese Creeping Rubus", and "Creeping Bramble".

This 'Emerald Carpet' lives up to its name. Consider putting this easy to care for plant in hanging baskets, beds, borders and window boxes.  It also has a appealing effect when it "spills" over a stunning door basket or a fall container. Lovely evergreen foliage makes it a winner.

Light:  Full sun to part shade (3-6 hours of direct sun)
Height:  4-6" (10-15cm)
Width:  18-24" (45-60cm)
Spacing: 12"
Hardiness:  Zone 6-9
Bloom Time: Late spring, early summer
Color: Dark green leaves
Habit:  Trailing. Dense spreading mat to 1-2 in. tall, creeping about 1 ft. per year. 

Soil:  Well-drained
Water: Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Feeding:  Early spring & midsummer
Care:  Tolerates hot, dry conditions.  Does best in light, well-drained soil.