The Armenian or Himalayan Bramble Rubus armeniacus was first introduced to our gardens for the abundance of large fruit that it produces, but has since escaped into the wider countryside with worrying consequences. Roger Morris, who fears this plant will be as problematic as Japanese Knotweed, describes how to recognise the Armenian Bramble and shares his observations regarding its control.
Brambles Rubus fruticosus agg. are fascinating plants. They are remarkably diverse in form, and not only do their prickles protect against grazing but they also aid the bramble’s spread and ascent into tree canopies.