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Rubus allegheniensis

Also called Highbush Blackberry


More About Rubus allegheniensis

  • Single, white flowers
  • Sweet, black, thimble-shaped fruit
  • Textured, green leaves are usually made up of three leaflets
  • Foliage turns to yellow to red or purple in the fall
  • Thorny canes are upright then arch over to reroot
  • A good colonizer
  • Bloom Time: Late spring to early summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Has been used by Canada's aboriginals, medicinally, for a variety of aches and pains.

Zone:

4

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

175-200 cm

Colour:

White
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Alleghany Blackberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

This native plant grows best in sunny conditions with a slightly dry, sandy soil. It can be seen growing wild in abandoned fields and along forest edges.


Rubus allegheniensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Ground cover
Ground cover

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright
Clumping
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing