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Rubus allegheniensis

Rubus allegheniensis

Rubus allegheniensis

Allegheny blackberry

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, RHW


Height: 3-9'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: May-Jun.; white
Fruit: Jul.-Sept.; black; berry
Fall color: orange, red, to purple

Conditions *

Light: Full sun Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy


roadsides and fence rows, fields, thickets, open woods, clearings

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD PA NY WV VA


Butterfly Songbird Small mammal Beneficial insect *
high wildlife value


prickly; juicy edible fruit used by people and wildlife

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004