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Bruso, George H.
Rubus pubescens Raf.
Dwarf red blackberry, Dwarf raspberry, Dwarf red raspberry, Trailing raspberry, Dwarf red bramble, Dewberry, Pigeonberry
USDA Symbol: RUPU
Ranging across northern Eurasia and northern North America as far south as montane Colorado, West Virginia, and Oregon, this diminutive, trailing Rubus species has decorative white flowers and red fruit. It prefers rich, moist, woodland soil. Its fruit is edible but slightly tart and with little pulp. Would make a good groundcover in moist, forested northern landscapes.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Blooms from late spring to early summer
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
Northern Eurasia and northern North America. Across Canada, south in the US as far as West Virginia, Nebraska, and Colorado at higher elevations Native Habitat:
Moist woodland and forest edge, bog/fen
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun , Part Shade , Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist , Wet
Drought Tolerance: Low
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Rich, moist woodland soils
A good, trailing groundcover for rich, moist, shady areas in the north Use Wildlife:
Birds, Butterflies Use Food: Fruit
edible but tart and with minimal pulp. Conspicuous Flowers:
Mr. Smarty Plants says
Groundcover to reduce erosion for shady area in New York
May 05, 2009
We live on a lake with gravelly and clay soils, lots of wind and little sun. I am looking for a native ground cover that will help reduce erosion over some of the steep slopes facing south (under shad...
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National Wetland Indicator Status
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1
(Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here
for map of regions.
Record Last Modified: 2014-03-14
Research By: TWC Staff, GDG