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Rubus pascuus is often confused with:
Rubus cuneifolius Form
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Rubus allegheniensis Rubus allegheniensis
Rubus idaeus subsp. idaeus Form
Rubus idaeus subsp. strigosus Raspberry plant
Rubus pascuus has some common disease problems:
Fusarium Wilt of Blackberry

Blackberry Rubus pascuus

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
ROO-bus PAS-kyoo-us
Description

Chesapeake blackberry is a deciduous perennial shrub in the Roseaceae family. The species is pollinated by Insects and does well in sandy, loamy and clay soils. It prefers well-drained, moist soil and can grow in semi-shade or full sun. The fruit can be consumed raw or cooked and some find it rich and juicy in flavor. The plant can be propagated by seed or cuttings, or by division in early spring or just before leaf-fall in the autumn. This particular plant is not very common and its taxonomy is not clear. It grows only in the United States, primarily in the Ozarks of Missouri and Arkansas, but with scattered populations farther east in New Jersey, Maryland, Virginia, and the Carolinas.

Rubus pascuus has short, compact pale pink to white flowers that usually barely surpass the leaves and it tends to hold itself relatively erect.

Information on blackberry cultivation for home gardeners is available in the NC State Extension publication Blackberries for the Home Garden.

Diseases, Insects, and Other Plant Problems:

Plants in this genus are notably susceptible to honey fungus.

 

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Tags:
#deciduous#shrub#flowering shrub#edible fruits#pollinator plant#nectar plant late spring#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant midspring#perennial#wildlife friendly
 
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#deciduous#shrub#flowering shrub#edible fruits#pollinator plant#nectar plant late spring#nectar plant early summer#nectar plant midspring#perennial#wildlife friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Rubus
    Species:
    pascuus
    Family:
    Rosaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    South Africa
    Distribution:
    Eastern United States
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant provides nectar for pollinators.
    Edibility:
    Reportedly rich and juicy.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Perennial
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Texture:
    Medium
    Appendage:
    Prickles
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Black
    Fruit Value To Gardener:
    Edible
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Aggregate
    Drupe
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Small flowers white to pale pink. Blooms from April to June.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Feel:
    Prickly
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves deciduous to semi-evergreen with three to five leaflets and surfaces with hooked prickles.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators