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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Rubus argutus Link
sawtooth blackberry
RUAR2

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), HI (I)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio   Height at Base Age, Maximum 8
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 8.2
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Moderate
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Moderate   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Medium   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.5
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1746
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 3450
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 40
Drought Tolerance Medium   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance Medium   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Hedge Tolerance Low   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Summer   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Fall   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence Yes   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor High
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Moderate
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal Medium
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Medium
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human No
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 12/07/2019 07:44 PM CST