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
Has been used by Canada's aboriginals, medicinally, for a variety of aches and pains.
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
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge