Glencoe Thornless Raspberry Bush

Product Description

An ideal plant for home gardens, the Glencoe Thornless Raspberry bush is a creation of the Scottish Crop Research Institute and is a mix between black and red raspberries.

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The Glencoe raspberry bush is a compact plant and does great in containers! This raspberry bush is self-pollinating and will bear fruit with only a single plant. Raspberries will begin to ripen in the early summer growing season. Fresh fruit has never been easier to enjoy right off the plant!

One of the most easy to manage, fruit producing plants. Your plant will produce raspberries in the first year of planting. It is a thornless raspberry bush  meaning it’s canes are spine free. Easy to pick and enjoy for fresh eating!

These summer bearing fruit bushes are bursting with raspberry flavor that will delight all of your senses!

Raspberry Bush Care and Planting

The Glencoe prefers full sunlight and well-drained soil and will grow to be 6 to 8 feet tall and 4 to 6 feet wide at full maturity. The floricane raspberry bush show good pest and disease resistance qualities. It also shows good resistance to verticillium wilt disease.

Grows raspberries best in USDA plant hardiness zones 4-8 across the United States. Does not like the super hot summers like in south Florida. Perfect Plants ships this raspberry bush rooted in a pot with soil. We do not ship bare root plants.

When the plants arrive, prepare to plant immediately. Shake off the excess dirt around the root ball before planting. Dig a hole at least double the size of the container to give the root system space to grow. Plants will grow immediately and can grow several inches tall in the first month of planting.

Prune raspberry bushes for diseased or dead canes annually to encourage new growth in early spring.

You can even grow these fruit plants in a container or raised bed. You will have a brand new summer crop bearing variety or raspberry patch growing in no time! These raspberry plants are easy to grow and harvest.

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Raspberry grow guide coming soon!

Be sure to check out our Berry Informative Berry Blog and Growing Fruit Trees in Containers. Other berry bushes for sale we offer!

Botanical Name

Rubus 'Glencoe'

Sunlight Full Sun
Foliage Color Green
Mature Height 6-8 ft
Mature Width 4-6 ft
Growing Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Growing Zones
Special Features
  • Edible, sweet fruit
  • Thornless
  • High yielding
  • Compact, busy growth habit

Shipping Info

Once your Glencoe Thornless Raspberry Bush order is placed, we will ship your plant(s) within seven business days year round unless during the checkout process you request otherwise in the space provided to do so.

Perfect Plants’ shipping specialists carefully package your plants using a proven packaging method that ensures your plants arrive healthy, colorfully alive and ready to flourish. We’ve coined the term ‘upside down box test’ and we do just that; we carefully package so that regardless of the direction your box is handled, it will not harm your precious plant that’s inside.

upside down test

No shipping process is without a problem from time to time. On rare occasions some plants may experience some of the following during their transit: drooping, minor leaf-loss and/or minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. These instances are quite rare, but can happen when shipping plants in boxes.

Plants normally recover within a few weeks after planting. If a damaged box has injured your plant on the inside, please notify us within 5 days of receiving you package(s) by emailing us a photograph of the damage.

We always do our very best to ensure that your plants are packed and shipped in the safest, gentlest and most effective way possible.

Will my plants and trees look like the photographs?

Absolutely! Unlike other online nurseries, our photos are of actual plants and trees we’ve grown here, on our family operated nursery.

our story Lloyd nurseryGrowing our own plants and trees helps to ensure we ship you the best quality plants that are free of pests and diseases.

Your plants and trees may however not ship with flowers on them, like the photographs. This all depends on the time of year you buy your plant or tree. Crape Myrtle trees, for example, only bloom during the summer months, so if you purchase one during the spring or fall, they would ship without flowers. Once planted, your plants will grow and thrive giving you flowers for many years to come!

Pot Sizes

Pot sizes (commonly referred to in gallons) are shipped in the same size nursery trade pots which may vary in actual volume. Some plants may have been at the approximate pot size listed, but require excess dirt to be removed so that you will not be paying any additional shipping costs. This doesn’t happen very often though.

Shipping Fees

Our shipping charges are based on the value of your order.  Please use the chart below to see what your shipping charge will be.

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Choose a planting location that offers adequate sunlight and shade in a low traffic area. Allow proper clearance for the mature growth size. Well-drained soil is ideal. Water regularly for the first planted year to ensure adequate water is available for establishing a strong root system. Prune as necessary to remove any damaged or dead foliage and to promote a well-balanced structure.

Planting Instructions:

Dig a hole approximately twice as wide as your new plant’s root ball and deep enough so that the top of the root ball is equal with the ground level.

Loosen the root ball using a small garden spade or by hand. Breaking smaller outer roots can encourage growth into the new soil, but take care to not damage large primary roots.

Place the plant in the hole and ensure that it is situated evenly upright.  Use the excavated soil to fill in around the root ball, using your foot to pack it in firmly. Thoroughly soak with a hose as you fill in the dirt. Take great care to not leave any gaps or air spaces around the root ball as this could kill the plant.

A 2-4 inch layer of mulch is strongly recommended to help retain moisture and discourage weed growth. Apply mulch over the entire planting area but keep away from the stems or trunk by a few inches. Ensure that the plant and surrounding soil is completely soaked with water.

To ensure the proper nutrients are available for the life of your plant our proprietary Perfect Plants Special Blend Soil and a once yearly application of Nutricote Total 360 Fertilizer are great considerations for your new plants!

3 reviews for Glencoe Thornless Raspberry Bush

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  1. Elizabet Aveles

    My glencoe raspberry produced berries in the first year of planting. Very happy with my decision to buy this raspberry bush.

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  2. Honey Griswold

    The bush came with raspberries on it. They are starting to turn more red and will eventually be ready to eat. Couldn’t be happier

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    • Perfect Plants (store manager)

      They are delicious too!! thank you for your order and positive review of the glencoe raspberry! it is one of our favorites

  3. Ed Stephens

    While we bought it through another vendor, it’s still an amazing raspberry plant that deserves more use in the garden. I have to take issue with the ‘size’ when ours had to be put on a berry vine as it easily went 12′-15′ in the 2nd and 3rd years we’ve grown the plant so buyer beware, you just may need more room. As for the berries; wow! We’ve not come across something quite like it for raspberries. What’s not to like, the color, flavor, size of berries; it’s the one we and those we’ve shared with always want more.

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