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Rubus occidentalis

More About Rubus occidentalis

  • Single, white flowers
  • Sweet, black, thimble-shaped fruit
  • Textured, green leaves with three to five leaflets, turn yellow in the fall
  • Thorny canes are upright then arch over to reroot
  • A good colonizer
  • Bloom Time: Late spring or early summer

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

Zone:

3

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

250-300 cm

Colour:

White
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Black Raspberry 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 occidentalis Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Average to Dry Soils

Attributes

Juglan Tolerant
Fruit
Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing