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Buy Red Raspberry plants at Trees-Plants. Red Raspberry Plants are native to Europe and Asia eastward to Japan. The Red Raspberry Plant is also typical in Canada and in the Northern United States where you can usually find it growing wild. It is found growing in hedges, and in neglected fields, the flower in May and then the fruits ripen entirely from June to August. Many people use the fruits of the Red Raspberry plants to make jellies, jams, and even pies. You can mix them with blackberries, raspberries, and other berries to create a mixed berry pie.

The wild red raspberry, also known as American Red Raspberry, comes from the plant family Rose. The shrub can grow up to 3 to 4 feet tall. The plant typically produces about 3 to 8 small, stalked flowers. The flowers are usually white, with white stamens in the center and the petals can range 1/3 to 1/3 inch across. The flowers will almost always be erect. They typically produce during the months of Spring. The leaves in the wild red raspberry are usually 1 ½ to 3 ½ inches long and found are found in 3s in flowering stems and 5s in non-flowering stems. The leaflets are vibrant lime green and are egg-shaped, while the hairy-like leaves themselves are almost heart-shaped at the base. Intriguingly, the underside of the sheet in the wild red raspberry contains a silver color to it. The juicy red berries in the native red raspberry plant often attract birds and mammals. The raspberries themselves hold a sweet-tart flavor to them and can be used for many different cooking recipes. More importantly, the raspberry contains antioxidants, potassium and vitamin C, all of who have beneficial roles in the body, including the liver. The fruit often produces in the summer or early autumn. The wild red raspberry also produces a pleasant aroma. The best type of soil for the wild red raspberry is dry or moist soil, rich in organic matter. The fruit can attract birds and butterflies. When caring for the wild red raspberry, it is important to remember the prickles in the plant. Many gardeners use the wild red raspberry near lakes, meadows or on roadsides. The plant can withstand very hot climates as well as low-moisture conditions, typically grown in Zones 2 through 11. They do require 1 inch of water every week, although, they can survive periods of low rainfall. The wild red raspberry can create a wild fruit-filled view of your landscape.