Rubus hayata-koidzumii

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Rubus hayata-koidzumii
Creeping raspberry.jpg
Rubus calycinoides
Scientific classification
R. hayata-koidzumii
Binomial name
Rubus hayata-koidzumii

R. calycinoides Hayata ex Koidz. non Kuntze[1]

Rubus hayata-koidzumii is probably better known by the (illegitimate) synonym Rubus calycinoides or as creeping raspberry. It is a low-growing member of the genus Rubus which also includes better known edibles such as the blackberry, raspberry, boysenberry, and thimbleberry.


Originally from Taiwan where it grows at high elevations.[2]


Plants are sometimes used to form a low growing, non-invasive, semi-evergreen to evergreen ground cover.[3][2]


Like other plants in this genus, creeping raspberries bear aggregate fruits. What this means is that each "fruit" is actually a cluster of small fruit-like parts (pistils) connected together into one mass. Creeping raspberry fruits are similar in appearance to blackberries or red raspberries, but differ in that their color is yellow to orangish-red. The edible fruits follow white flowers which are borne in early summer.[3]


There are no known pests or diseases which affect the creeping raspberry.[2][3]

This plant can be susceptible to overwatering, however, which can cause root rot in wet or heavy soil and good drainage is important.[citation needed]

Other names[edit]

The names Rubus pentalobus[4] and Rubus rolfei[5] are sometimes used in place of R. hayata-koidzumii or R. calycinoides. There are a number of other common names including "Crinkle-leaf Creeper",[4] "Taiwanese Creeping Rubus", and "Creeping Bramble",[2] but the plant is also often simply referred to by cultivar names such as 'Emerald Carpet'.[2]


  1. ^ "Rubus hayata-koidzumii". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). Agricultural Research Service (ARS), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). Retrieved 19 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c d e Perennial Ground Covers by David S. MacKenzie: Rubus calycinoides
  3. ^ a b c Washington State University: Rubus calycinoides
  4. ^ a b Oregon State University Department of Horticulture: Rubus calycinoides
  5. ^ Western Kentucky University: Rubus calycinoides