Native Plant Trust

Rubus occidentalis

black raspberry

Telling the different species of Rubus apart can be a taxonomist's worst nightmare, but for one interested in eating, it doesn't matter – they're all edible. This species is the common black raspberry, which attracts birds into the mix with its tasty fruits. This plant suckers and will form a sizeable clump, so site accordingly!

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Height: 3-5 ft
Spread: 3-6 ft
Hardiness Zone: 3-8


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Sun
Part Shade
Soil Moisture
Average
Dry
Ecoregion
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Host Plant
Attracts Songbirds
Pollinator Powerhouse Plant
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Tolerance
Urban Environment
Drought Tolerant
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Low Maintenance
Edible


North American Distribution


black raspberry - Rubus occidentalis from Native Plant Trust
black raspberry - Rubus occidentalis from Native Plant Trust