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Rubus allegheniensis (common blackberry)


Wikipedia Abstract

Rubus allegheniensis is a species of bramble, known as Allegheny blackberry and simply as common blackberry. Like other blackberries, it is a species of flowering plant in the rose family. It is very common in eastern and central North America. It is also naturalized in a few locations in California and British Columbia.
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Bloom Period [1]  Mid Spring
Drought Tolerance [1]  High
Edible [2]  May be edible. See the Plants For A Future link below for details.
Fire Tolerance [1]  High
Flower Type [2]  Hermaphrodite
Frost Free Days [1]  4 months
Fruit/Seed Abundance [1]  High
Fruit/Seed Begin [1]  Summer
Fruit/Seed End [1]  Summer
Growth Form [1]  Thicket Forming
Growth Period [1]  Spring, Summer
Growth Rate [1]  Rapid
Leaf Type [2]  Deciduous
Lifespan [1]  Perennial
Pollinators [2]  Apomictic
Propagation [1]  Bare Root, Container, Seed, Sprig
Root Depth [1]  12 inches (30 cm)
Seed Spread Rate [1]  Slow
Seed Vigor [1]  Medium
Seeds Per [1]  261999 / lb (577610 / kg)
Shape/Orientation [1]  Erect
Structure [2]  Shrub
Usage [2]  A purple to dull blue dye is obtained from the fruit;
Vegetative Spread Rate [1]  Rapid
Flower Color [1]  White
Foliage Color [1]  Green
Fruit Color [1]  Black
Flower Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Fruit Conspicuous [1]  Yes
Height [2]  9.84 feet (3 m)
Hardiness Zone Minimum [1]  USDA Zone: 4 Low Temperature: -30 F° (-34.4 C°) → -20 F° (-28.9 C°)
Light Preference [1]  Mostly Shady
Soil Acidity [1]  Moderate Acid
Soil Fertility [1]  Intermediate
Water Use [1]  Moderate
Screening - Summer [1]  Moderate
Screening - Winter [1]  Porous
View Plants For A Future Record : Rubus allegheniensis

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Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Svalbard Global Seed Vault


External References

USDA Plant Profile



Attributes / relations provided by
1USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture
2Plants For A Future licensed under a Creative Commons License
3HOSTS - a Database of the World's Lepidopteran Hostplants Gaden S. Robinson, Phillip R. Ackery, Ian J. Kitching, George W. Beccaloni AND Luis M. Hernández
4Anthophora abrupta Say (Insecta: Hymenoptera: Apidae), Jason R. Graham, Jamie Ellis, Glenn Hall, Catherine Zettel Nalen, University of Florida, December 2011
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