Northern Dewberry (Rubus flagellaris) in the Rubus Database

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Biennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Strongly acid (5.1 – 5.5)
Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet or more
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Other: 1/2 to 1 inch drupelets, red maturing to black and each containing a single hard pitted seed.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Tea
Raw
Cooked
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Birds
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Monoecious

Discussion Threads about this plant
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What is growing in these woods? by Superfly Jan 30, 2018 5:40 PM 13

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