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BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush 

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BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush

The Hottest New Plant Introduction in 2013

Size: 2 Gallon

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Planting Mix
Planting Mix

Helps your BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Soil Contents
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Bird Netting
Bird Netting

Protect your investment from wildlife damage. This netting will prevent birds and other small wildlife from eating your fruits and berries before they are able to be harvested.

This lightweight bird netting is made from durable, U.V. protected polypropylene. It is virtually invisible once installed.

Bird Netting
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Transplant Fertilizer
DIEHARD™ Transplant - 2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much need nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 oz. Per Gallon Size Container
1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

DIEHARD Transplant
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Pick Large Amounts of Delicious Raspberries from a Giant Bush.

Here's the problem with raspberries... they grow on long, skinny canes that need to be supported on trellises and spaced out in order to get a decent crop. They have thorns that make them tough to pick and some varieties make you wait an entire extra year because they can only produce on mature canes.

The Brazelberry Raspberry Shortcake solves all these problems. It grows in a dense bush form that can give you more fruit than a small row of lanky canes. It thrives in a container or the ground, producing fruit on thick new growth. You get a great crop year after year without the work or hassle.

This is an exceptional tasting raspberry. It's full sized with a great texture. They named it "shortcake" because of how sweet it is. Around July, your bushes start to look like small fruit factories... pumping out bright red berries against that lush green backdrop. You can pick for weeks and never have to worry about thorns.

Your bush grows about 3 ft. tall. Ideal for a back deck, where you can walk out each morning and pick fresh raspberries for your breakfast. The larger your container, the larger your plant will grow. But if you really want to get creative... this is a bright looking shrub. Plant them on each side of your front entrance or even as a foundation hedge. In the fall you will start seeing your leaves turning autumn colors. Plant several for a hedge that will give you enough berries to freeze throughout the year as well as share with friends and family.

This is a real problem solver that you will see more of in a few years. We are one of a few nurseries that are able to offer the Raspberry Shortcake. Your bushes will arrive with a well developed root mass and cane structure that is ready to explode with new growth. These large sizes will likely sell out quickly for the year. We suggest you order while they are still available.

Growing Zones: 5-9

Mature Height: 2-3 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Fair
Botanical Name: Rubus idaeus 'Raspberry Shortcake'
Growing Zones 5-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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It's Easy to Plant your BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush

Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your BrazelBerries® Raspberry Shortcake Bush again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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This is the first winter on them. I hope they perk up, come spring time and start growing. They were not in very good shape when they got here.
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December 17, 2014
6 months ago
I ordered two of these beautiful, compact, little bushes. There's no berries yet, but they are great looking plants all the same. What an awesome addition to any patio or garden.
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December 31, 2012
can't get it to grow well on my patio
the fruit it come with was amazing, if it comes back next year and performs, then it will have a four start, right now the plant is nearly hanging on so the jury is still out
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September 2, 2014
9 months ago
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I live in zone 4, if I put the raspberry shortcake in a pot, how do I take care of this plant in winter when I bring it inside?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: First of all let me say we live in Zone 6 and planted our two Brazelberry Raspberry Shortcakes in the ground. We fertilized them when we planted them. Our bushes haven't produced any fruit yet. We had a colder than normal winter here and a very late spring. Now we have been having a lot of rain. The bushes are growing well now, but still not over 1-2 ft tall. I can suggest for you to keep your bushes indoors late in the fall and winter and feed monthly. They also should have indirect lighting. Good Luck!
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Do I have to bring my pot in could I just cover it ?
Bev C on Sep 26, 2014
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I live I zone 9 in southerncalifornia. How often should I water my raspberry shortcake bush?
Debbie R on Feb 25, 2015
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Bought two of these at garden show, neither produced fruit this year. should we cut the canes back or leave the bush as is?
Judy S on Sep 24, 2014
Best Answer: Ours did not really have fruit the first year either, AND this year was not a good year for yields of any kind, so we wait for next year to get our answer !
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what does this berry do for you --- healthwise?
BJ S on Feb 25, 2015
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I plan on putting this in my sun porch in S.W. Florida. What size pot do you recommend?
Denni K on Feb 13, 2015
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Is this plant Gogi plant winter hardy in Ontario Canada? We just bought this plant October 2014.
There are no growing or care instructions with it.
A shopper on Oct 15, 2014
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I planted mine in containers and they look like they are dying from the soil level up. What kind of soil is best? They are in a well draining mixture...pine bark, perlite, peat moss.
Jennifer P on Aug 20, 2014
Best Answer: You might try to take out the pine bark and some of the peat moss. You need to have more "dirt" in the pot. Add compost to some of the peat moss. The mixture you are using may be too dry and not holding water. Also you need to feed these bushes monthly. Check with a local greenhouse for the correct one to feed raspberries. Also the pot size should be big enough so the roots have room to grow. As these brazelberries are in a pot, make sure to water enough but not over-water them. Hope this helps!
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Something is eating my leaves. They look like lace and the plant is dying. What could be doing this?
Dana P on Aug 9, 2014
Best Answer: Just make a solution of ivory dish liquid and water in a spray bottle and spray the entire plant ... Dig up the dirt around the plant and spray a little there as well. Wait about a week and the plant bugs should all be gone. You may lose some of the leaves but they should re grow....Good Luck
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Is this an evergreen plant? I live in zone 7, and I am looking for plants that look nice year around.
Ericka on Mar 26, 2015
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Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.

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Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.

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Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.