Rubus occidentalis / Black Raspberry


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

Rachel’s favorite of the wild Rubus species. Host plant to three moth species, including Black Arches and Copper Underwing.

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

Siting: Average to moist/well-drained, sun to part shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Rubus occidentalis Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):
Black Arches
Camouflaged Looper
Copper Underwing


Additional information


Two Quart, Gallon