Nova Raspberry Bush

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Bold red berries hang like jewels from the late-season summer-bearing Nova Raspberries (Rubus 'Nova'). Get ready to add a morning stroll alongside your bountiful crop, picking luscious ripe berries for your breakfast.

Nova looks great all season with lovely white flowers in spring, your shrub will be humming with fat bumblebees and hungry native bees! You will also appreciate the textured green foliage.

These richly flavored red berries burst with juice! Nova is a great choice for texture, too. They are firm and hold together well. You'll love them fresh, and they'll keep a conveniently long time waiting for you to prep them, and is an excellent variety for freezing, too.

You'll grow to truly appreciate their full-bodied flavor, fresh from the bush and still warm from the sun. Nova is also an amazing "keeper" berry to stock up your freezer. Nova helps home gardeners achieve that satisfying feeling of having many freezer bags full of the precious taste of summer. No wonder it's such a popular variety!

Nova Raspberry Bushes were bred in Nova Scotia in 1981, and are well-known for their cold-tolerance. This winter hardy variety certainly sails through frigid winters, but can easily be grown further south! Nova straddles the line between late "June Bearers" and Everlasting Bearers, depending on the hardiness zone where you live. This is a great choice to include in successive harvest plantings.

Planting and Application:

Add these fruitful plants to a sunny spot near your kitchen door. Modern landscape design is getting a lot more "real" and Raspberries are making a big comeback!

Include the fetching good looks of small fruiting plants for a hard-working landscape design. You'll join millions of Americans in their quest to eat better and provide food security for their families!

Nova is a compact variety that is strong and upright. It won't take up much room, allowing anyone with 3-4 feet of space to enjoy their own Raspberry bush! You'll get fruit from a single plant.'ll pump up the production if you plant pollination partners.

You'll cherish their industrious nature and sweet good looks. Why not run them along the back of your annual Victory Garden? Add these fruitful plants to a sunny spot near your kitchen door. Modern landscape design is getting a lot more "real" and Raspberries are making a big comeback. Creative small-space gardeners are even growing these plants in extra-large containers. No one needs to feel left out of the Edible Landscape trend.

Mix with other Early-bearing and Late-bearing varieties for increased pollination and, with careful selection, you could have fresh Raspberries for months! Add the early-season Boyne and a mid-season Latham with your Nova for pounds of fresh fruit each year. Southern gardeners can consider late-season Nova to be the start of your Everbearing season. Include bright red berries of Polka and Joan J to finish off your fall crop.

Plant them in a trellised row on either side of your walkway leading from your patio, or add a row of Nova to that sun-filled side yard. Growing 4-5 feet in height, a grouping will help conceal the shed or backyard compost bin.

Those thorns are also a great property definition hedge that discourages trespassers, but the local butterflies and other helpful pollinators love their cute blooms. Boost your overall yield by including fruiting bushes.

  • Dark Red, Rounded Red Raspberries
  • Lovely White Blooms in Spring - Pollinator-Friendly
  • Firm Texture & Rich Raspberry Flavor
  • Late-Season Summer Bearing Floricane
  • Great Keeper - Freezes & Stores Well!
  • Vigorous Producer With A Long Season of Harvest
  • Hedges, Groupings, Backdrops, Containers, Property Division & Edible Landscaping

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Give summer red Raspberry Nova full sun for the best fruit production of large, rounded, dark red berries. Six hours of sunlight or more is recommended. They also need good air circulation both by having ample room around them and the benefit of the morning sun to help dry the leaves of dew, so please plant five or six feet from any structure. After all, you'll want to easily access the entire plant to pick your crop!

Plant in well-drained soil, or elevate the planting bed if you have poor drainage. Dish out some soil at the top to trap water, so it can soak in at the roots. Berry bushes appreciate even moisture, especially as they bloom and the fruit develops. Give regular water to support a healthy crop. A good top-dressing of compost each spring and 3-4 inches of mulch are incredible at retaining moisture and enriching the soil!

Container-grown plants need careful watering. Drip irrigation is a great time-saver. Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Follow label directions for application rates.

This variety fruits on second-year Floricanes. After the harvest is done, cut the old canes out at ground level. Discard them in your yard waste bin. Allow the remaining canes to stand overwinter. Tip-prune them back in late winter for a more compact plant. Read more on Pruning berry canes in our #ProPlantTips Blog!

  • Tolerates Cold Winters
  • Full Sun & Good Air Circulation
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soils
  • Regular Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune Second Year Canes After Harvest

Add the Nova Raspberry plants to your balcony or backyard this year and they'll happily, and easily flavor your life! When you go for fresh, homegrown fruit, you'll never regret it! Please place your order for Nova Raspberry today. Nature Hills Nursery will sell out of our limited inventory very quickly.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

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Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Nova Raspberry Bush Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Rubus 'Nova'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Fruiting
Fragrant No