Rubus occidentalis

Common name: Black Raspberry

Native plant

One of our native and delicious raspberry species. In nature it grows in moist areas in our woodlands and savannas, but it does well on disturb soil as long as it is not too dry. Use as high ground-cover on exposed sites to get the best color from the stems in the fall.  The more sun it gets, the more fruit it will set. 


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry), Moist Mesic

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, High Canopy Shade (Usually from oaks), Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period

Late Spring

Urban environment

Harsh Exposure Tolerant, Compacted/New Construction Soils, Road-side/Salt Tolerant, Yards that Flood


Floodplain, Moist Woods, Savannas, Woodlands

Growth form

Dence Growth Form, Shrubby/Clump, Vining, Low branched, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color

Yellow Orange


Mature height
5 Feet
Mature width
7 Feet
Max height
7 Feet
Max width
13 Feet

Additional information

Butterfly host plant Loved by birds Pollinator hot spot Edible fruit

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