Rubus idaeus var. strigosus

(Wild red raspberry)

Growth: Upright arching, rhizomatous, suckering, creating dense colonies. Native red raspberry is common to mixed woodlands and clearings across North America. It is tolerant of a wide range of soil pH but requires a moist soil. Grow in a naturalized setting in full to part sun. Good for controlling soil erosion. 

Characteristics: Shoots are typically biennial, with each shoot maturing from a vegetative stem in year 1 to a flowering/fruiting cane in year 2. Small white, stalked flowers occur in loose clusters at the tips and upper leaf axils of fruiting stems in June. Red fruit is smallish but delicious, ripening in mid to late summer. All parts of the plant are hairy, while flowering canes are bristly to thorny. An important source of food for both humans and wildlife.

Size:   Height 2-5’ (60-150cm) 
           Width indeterminate

Zone:   1-2

On site:  1 gal  $10.00