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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Lower Garden
  • Fruit Garden & Nursery

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    Raspberries are a sprawling thorny plant which benefit from a large growing area and the removal of older canes. They produce their first crop of fruit in May and June, and a later crop in August.

    Latin Name

    Rubus idaeus


    Family

    Rosaceae


    Type of Plant

    Fruits
    Shrubs

    Bloom Season

    April - July


    Seasons

    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 9'
    Max Spread: 9'

    Uses

  • Edible
  • Hedge

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Birds
    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Europe, Northern Asia


    History

    Washington received twelve raspberry plants from William Hamilton of Pennsylvania in March of 1792.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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