Dead Rubus spectabilis (Salmonberry)

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwest Native Plants' started by Dougy, Apr 27, 2024.

  1. Dougy

    Dougy New Member

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    In the woods behind my house I have manually cleared out a lot of blackberry and left many of the native plants like salmonberry, trying to give it a chance to take better hold. Two of the salmonberries in the last year or so have died. Large bushes with now just standing dead wood. There are quite a few more that are fine, many have grown quite a bit now that they have more room.

    I don't know much about this plant and I'm curious, is this dying off a normal part of the life cycle? Is there something else going on to cause what was, a few years ago a seemingly healthy plant dying so quickly?
  2. Daniel Mosquin

    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    I've noted the same on some plants in the botanical garden.

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