Rubus occidentalis wild ridge plants permaculture

Rubus occidentalis / Black Raspberry

A delicious native raspberry with black fruits. Stems are purplish-red with a light purple bloom. Excellent for naturalizing areas. Foliage can be used as a tea.

Rachel’s favorite of the wild Rubus species.

Height: 3′ – 6′        Blooms: May – June Fruit: July

Habitat: Mesic, sun to part shade.

Provenance: NJ