As the name suggests this is a hardy plant that can tolerate low temperatures. The edible fruits are small and a little sour.
Unlike the more common raspberries this is a ground cover evergreen plant that does not exceed 20cms from the ground and will spread about 1m in diameter.
Moist well drained soil, it won't tolerate drought conditions. Although it will grow in shade it will produce more fruit in sun/ dappled shade.
As a green mulch it will suppress weeds nicely and protect the soil from erosion and the sun.
Plants will benefit from the protection a ground cover plant offers although it may compete for nutrients and water.
Plants can be divided at most times during the year.
Pests and Problems
Susceptible to honey fungus.
Not many sources of information on this plant.
Sources & Information
PFAF seems the sole source of information for this plant!
Photo (the only one I could find) courtesy of ForestFarm.com