Leaf: Alternate, simple, evergreen or very tardily deciduous; orbicular with 3-5 lobes, 1 1/2 inches long, dark green and distinctly wrinkled above, paler and pubescent below; margins are crenate to serrate; petioles are long and densely hairy.
Flower: Perfect, complete; large (about 3/4 inches in diameter), white, occur either singly or paired, appearing in early summer.
Fruit: Yellow to red or salmon colored aggregate of drupelets; sweet and delicious.
Twig: Green, densely hairy, and armed with small curved prickles.
Form: A very low growing, creeping shrub that forms a dense groundcover, to 1 foot.
Additional Range Information: Rubus hayata-koidzumii is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and is not known to widely escape cultivaton. Download the full-size PDF map.
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2019 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654; range map source information