Dewberry, Southern dewberry
Rosaceae (Rose Family)
Marcus, Joseph A.
A sprawling shrub
with woody, tangled stems.
Image Gallery: 33 photo(s) available
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Herb Size Notes:
2 Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr
, VA Native Distribution:
Maryland south to Florida, west to Texas and Kansas. Native Habitat:
Swamps, Flood plains, bottomland
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Dry
Conditions Comments: Startling white 1 flowers followed by small berries grace the the mounds of arching canes this plant produces. The berries are favored for pies and jam. Will grow a small thicket of canes.
BenefitUse Wildlife: Nectar-insects, Cover, Fruit-birds, Fruit-mammals
Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate