Rubus illecebrosus Japanese Balloon Berry
An extremely decorative sub-shrub with a low growing, creeping habit that is native to the woodlands of Japan. Produces attractive narrow leaves and large white flowers in summer, followed by large red berries, which are excellent in cooking and in making jams and jellies. The plant can stay evergreen in warmer climates but in colder ones it dies down like a perennial and re-shoots in spring. Forms good ground cover once established. Height 30 cm. Moisture retentive but well-drained soil in sun to part shade.