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Rubus loganobaccus

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Plant Profile

Flowering Months:
Rosaceae (Rose)
Also in this family:
Acute Leaf-lobed Lady's-mantle, Alpine Cinquefoil, Alpine Lady's-mantle, Ampfield Cotoneaster, Arran Service Tree, Arran Whitebeam, Barren Strawberry, Bastard Agrimony, Bastard Service Tree, Bearberry Cotoneaster, Bird Cherry, Blackthorn, Bloody Whitebeam, Bramble, Bristol Whitebeam, Broad-leaved Whitebeam, Broadtooth Lady's-mantle, Bronze Pirri-pirri-bur, Bullace Plum, Bullate Cotoneaster, Burnet Rose, Catacol Whitebeam, Caucasian Lady's-mantle, Cheddar Whitebeam, Cherry Laurel, Cherry Plum, Chinese Photinia, Cloudberry, Clustered Lady's-mantle, Common Agrimony, Common Hawthorn, Common Lady's-mantle, Common Medlar, Common Ninebark, Common Whitebeam, Crab Apple, Creeping Chinese Bramble, Creeping Cinquefoil, Crimean Lady's-mantle, Cultivated Apple, Cultivated Pear, Cut-leaved Blackberry, Damson, Devon Whitebeam, Dewberry, Diel's Cotoneaster, Dog Rose, Doward Whitebeam, Dropwort, Elm-leaved Bramble, English Whitebeam, Entire-leaved Cotoneaster, False Salmonberry, Field Rose, Firethorn, Fodder Burnet, Fragrant Agrimony, Franchet's Cotoneaster, Garden Lady's-mantle, Garden Strawberry, Giant Meadowsweet, Glaucous Dog Rose, Goatsbeard Spiraea, Gough's Rock Whitebeam, Great Burnet, Greengage Plum, Grey-leaved Whitebeam, Hairless Lady's-mantle, Hairy Lady's-mantle, Hautbois Strawberry, Himalayan Blackberry, Himalayan Cotoneaster, Himalayan Whitebeam, Hoary Cinquefoil, Hollyberry Cotoneaster, Hupeh Rowan, Hybrid Cinquefoil, Hybrid Geum, Irish Whitebeam, Japanese Cherry, Japanese Quince, Japanese Rose, Jew's Mallow, Juneberry, Lancaster Whitebeam, Late Cotoneaster, Least Lady's-mantle, Least Whitebeam, Leigh Woods Whitebeam, Ley's Whitebeam, Liljefor's Whitebeam, Littleleaf Cotoneaster, Llangollen Whitebeam, Llanthony Whitebeam, Lleyn Cotoneaster, Many-flowered Rose, Margaret's Whitebeam, Marsh Cinquefoil, Meadowsweet, Midland Hawthorn, Mougeot's Whitebeam, Mountain Ash, Mountain Avens, Mountain Sibbaldia, Moupin's Cotoneaster, No Parking Whitebeam, Ocean Spray, Orange Whitebeam, Pale Bridewort, Pale Lady's-mantle, Parsley Piert, Pirri-pirri-bur, Plymouth Pear, Portuguese Laurel, Purple-flowered Raspberry, Quince, Raspberry, Rock Cinquefoil, Rock Lady's-mantle, Rock Whitebeam, Round-leaved Dog Rose, Round-leaved Whitebeam, Rum Cherry, Russian Cinquefoil, Salad Burnet, Sargent's Rowan, Scannell's Whitebeam, Service Tree, Sharp-toothed Whitebeam, Sherard's Downy Rose, Shining Lady's-mantle, Ship Rock Whitebeam, Short-styled Rose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Silver Lady's-mantle, Silverweed, Slender Parsley Piert, Slender-spined Bramble, Small-flowered Sweetbriar, Small-leaved Sweetbriar, Soft Downy Rose, Somerset Whitebeam, Sorbaria, Sour Cherry, Southern Downy Rose, Southern Lady's-mantle, Spineless Acaena, Spring Cinquefoil, St. Lucie's Cherry, Steeplebush, Stern's Cotoneaster, Stirton's Whitebeam, Stone Bramble, Sulphur Cinquefoil, Swedish Service Tree, Swedish Whitebeam, Sweet Briar, Symond's Yat Whitebeam, Tengyueh Cotoneaster, Thimbleberry, Thin-leaved Whitebeam, Tibetan Cotoneaster, Tormentil, Trailing Tormentil, Tree Cotoneaster, Trefoil Cinquefoil, Twin-cliffs Whitebeam, Two-spined Acaena, Wall Cotoneaster, Water Avens, Waterer's Cotoneaster, Waxy Lady's-mantle, Welsh Cotoneaster, Welsh Whitebeam, White Burnet, White's Whitebeam, White-stemmed Bramble, Wild Cherry, Wild Pear, Wild Plum, Wild Service Tree, Wild Strawberry, Willmott's Whitebeam, Willow-leaved Bridewort, Willow-leaved Cotoneaster, Wineberry, Wood Avens, Wye Whitebeam, Yellow-flowered Strawberry
Deciduous shrub
Life Cycle:
Maximum Size:
2 metres tall
Gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, walls, wasteland.

White, 5 petals
Clusters of white flowers.
The fruit is a long cylindrical, segmented, dark wine-red berry (about as large as the largest sized blackberry). The fruit measures up to 4cm across. Its very small seeds ripen from July to August.
A thornless shrub which is a hybrid between a raspberry and a blackberry. The leaves are similar to those of a raspberry. They are dark green and crinkly with double-serrated margins. The 3 leaflets are egg-shaped and the end leaflet is stalked.
Other Names:
Blackberry Bramble, Thornless Loganberry.
Frequency (UK):

Other Information


Rubus loganobaccus, also known as the "blackberry bramble" or "Loganberry," is a species of bramble that is a hybrid of Rubus ursinus and Rubus idaeus. It is native to California, USA. It is known for its large, dark red fruit that is similar in shape and size to a blackberry but with a more tart flavor. The plant has prickly stems and leaves, and it can grow up to 6 feet in height. It prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Rubus loganobaccus is often grown for its fruit and it is also used as an ornamental plant in gardens and as a hedge. The fruit is commonly used to make jams, jellies, and pies, and it is also used in the production of wine.


Loganberry plant, also known as Rubus loganobaccus, is a hybrid fruit-bearing plant that is a cross between blackberry and raspberry. It was first grown in Santa Cruz, California in the late 19th century by horticulturist James Harvey Logan, who named it after himself. The Loganberry plant has since become a popular fruit plant in gardens and farms around the world.

Appearance and Growth

Loganberry plants are typically vigorous and grow up to 6 feet tall, with thorny canes that can be trained to grow along trellises or walls. The leaves are dark green, glossy, and toothed. The fruit is large, dark red to purple, and oblong, with a slightly tart flavor. It ripens in mid to late summer.

Planting and Care

Loganberry plants are easy to grow and maintain. They prefer well-drained soil and full sun, and should be planted in a location where they will have plenty of room to grow. They can be propagated by taking stem cuttings or by layering, which involves bending a low-growing cane to the ground and covering it with soil to encourage new root growth. Loganberry plants should be pruned regularly to remove dead or damaged canes and to promote new growth.


Loganberry plants are primarily grown for their fruit, which is used in a variety of culinary applications. The fruit can be eaten fresh, used in jams and jellies, or baked into pies and other desserts. It is also used to make Loganberry wine, a sweet red wine that is popular in some regions. Loganberry plants are also used as ornamental plants, and their thorny canes can be used to create natural barriers or hedgerows.

Health Benefits

Loganberries are rich in antioxidants, which help to protect the body against damage from free radicals. They are also a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Eating Loganberries may help to support healthy digestion, boost the immune system, and reduce inflammation in the body.

The Loganberry plant is a versatile and easy-to-grow fruit plant that can be enjoyed for its delicious fruit, as well as for its ornamental value. Whether you're looking to grow your own fruit, create a natural barrier, or simply enjoy the beauty of this unique plant, the Loganberry is a great choice for any gardener.

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Loganberry plants are also an excellent choice for those who want to grow their own fruit but have limited space or live in urban areas. They can be grown in containers on patios or balconies, and their thorny canes make them a good choice for growing along fences or walls.

Loganberry plants are also relatively disease-resistant, making them a low-maintenance option for home gardeners. However, they can be susceptible to powdery mildew, so it's important to keep the plants well-ventilated and to avoid overwatering.

In addition to their health benefits, Loganberries are also a great choice for sustainable food production. They require little to no pesticides or fertilizers, and their long harvest season makes them a reliable source of fresh fruit throughout the summer months.

Loganberries have a unique flavor profile that combines the sweetness of a raspberry with the tanginess of a blackberry. They are a versatile ingredient that can be used in a wide range of dishes, from sweet desserts to savory sauces.

One popular way to enjoy Loganberries is in a traditional English dessert called a "fool." This simple dessert consists of layers of whipped cream and fruit puree, and Loganberries make a delicious addition to the mix.

Loganberry jam is another popular use for the fruit. The tartness of the fruit makes it a great choice for jam, as it can balance out the sweetness of the sugar. Loganberry jam is delicious spread on toast or used as a topping for yogurt or ice cream.

Loganberries can also be used in baking, and are a delicious addition to pies, tarts, and muffins. They pair well with other fruits such as strawberries and blueberries, and can be used in a wide range of baked goods.

Loganberry wine is a popular choice among wine enthusiasts. The fruit's unique flavor profile makes for a complex and interesting wine, with notes of raspberry, blackberry, and even a hint of citrus.

Loganberries are also a great source of nutrients, making them a healthy addition to any diet. One cup of Loganberries contains about 75 calories, 7 grams of fiber, and 36% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C.

The fiber in Loganberries can help to promote healthy digestion and may reduce the risk of certain types of cancer. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that can help to boost the immune system, protect against heart disease, and promote healthy skin.

In addition to their nutritional benefits, Loganberries are also a sustainable food choice. They can be grown with minimal use of pesticides and fertilizers, and their long harvest season means that they can be enjoyed fresh for several months out of the year.

Loganberry plants can also be a great choice for wildlife enthusiasts, as they provide food and habitat for a wide range of birds and insects. The plants produce flowers in the spring that attract bees and other pollinators, and the fruit is a favorite of birds such as robins and thrushes.

Overall, the Loganberry plant is a great choice for anyone looking to grow their own fruit, promote sustainable food production, or provide habitat for wildlife. With their delicious flavor, health benefits, and ornamental value, Loganberries are a versatile and rewarding addition to any garden or farm.

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