This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V22", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
In the winter garden at Kew there is a fine specimen of this very distinct and handsome Japanese Bramble. The fruiting stems, which are from 12 to 15 feet long, have been fastened, on account of space, to an upright stake, the compact panicles of fruit are born on short branches given off at right angles from the main stems, thus forming a complete pillar almost from the ground. In a short time, when these fruits ripen (they then become a beautiful coral-red), the effect will be very fine. The young shoots, as well as the leaf-stalks, are densely clothed with long bright red setse, and very long-stalked glands of the same color; as the parts get older, however, their deep color gives way to a pale shade. The leaves, the under surfaces of which are almost of a snowy whiteness, are trifoliate both on the barren and fertile stems, the long-stalked terminal leaflet being much the larger. The calyces are large, with ascending sepals, and are very thickly covered with long, gland-tipped bristles. A specimen growing on one of the walls has stood a severe test, having passed through the last winter uninjured.
It is, however, not nearly so vigorous as the one above-mentioned.