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Rubus barkeri (Ground lawyer)

Kingdom: Plantae
(Unranked): Angiosperms
(Unranked): Eudicots
(Unranked): Rosids
Order: Rosales
Family: Rosaceae
Genus: Rubus
Subgenus: Micranthobatus
Species: Rubus barkeri

The creeping bush lawyer Rubus barkeri is a natural sterile hybrid first found near Lake Brunner and is now popular in gardens as a ground cover in New Zealand gardens. Propagation is by cuttings or layers.
It has reddish-brown trifoliate foliage which is long and pointed, with leaflets being long, lance-shaped. In winter the leaves becoming almost burgundy, Being a sterile hybrid it does not flower or fruit.

Photographed at Pukakura Park, New Plymouth


Photos below photographed at 
Te Kainga Marire Gardens at Spencer Place.

The underside of the leaf

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