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Blueish bloom on raspberry canes

This is pretty but I assume is not particularly good. Anyone know what it is?

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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    I don't think that's a raspberry.  It looks more like Rubus cockburnianus to me, an ornamental bramble which has that silvery bloom on the canes in winter...
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    edited March 2020
    Hello. Thanks for replying. I think it's on two different canes. One is Glen Coe and the other might well be an ornamental bramble, which would explain why the fruit are a bit rubbish (not a patch on the non-ormanental, luscious-fruited bramble which a gardener once got rid of for me...), but it was sold to me as a black raspberry.
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    Rubus occidentalis, I think.
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    edited March 2020
    But I think maybe the same phenomenon. What threw me was that I thought it was on two different plants. I need to go and check. (I have a sticking back door, so it takes time...!) Thanks again.
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,422
    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • REMF33REMF33 Posts: 478
    Thank you! (Sorry for late reply!)
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