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Is this a vine?

AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 87
Hi, I have a new garden and am trying to identify some of the plants.  This just has the old leaves on but is budding now, it has very long whippy/flexible stems with a reddish tinge growing straight out of the soil in a little clump (bottom picture). The previous owner grew vines but I am not sure if that's what this is. There are 3 sets of "clumps" in a line so they have definitely been planted rather than just randomly growing. Many thanks.


  • B3B3 Posts: 25,161
    It looks like brambles or blackberry.
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    edited March 2021
    Agree @B3 - if there are no spines/thorns on the stems (I can't make out any in the photos), then the most likely is a variety of thornless blackberry, I would think.
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  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,947
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  • AcuwellAcuwell Posts: 87
    Thank you.  There are 3 "clumps" planted in a narrow border by a 4ft fence - seems very odd place to plant something that looks like it should be trained up something.  I think they might have to go, or there is a 6ft fence in a VERY shady spot under some trees if it might grow there I could move them.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,243
    Thornless raspberry possibly ?
    Though no sign of bud break on mine yet..
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