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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Rubus cuneifolius Pursh
sand blackberry
RUCU

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Multiple Stem
Bloat None   Growth Rate Moderate
C:N Ratio High   Height at Base Age, Maximum 3
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 3.0
Fall Conspicuous No   Known Allelopath No
Fire Resistant No   Leaf Retention No
Flower Color White   Lifespan Short
Flower Conspicuous Yes   Low Growing Grass No
Foliage Color Green   Nitrogen Fixation None
Foliage Porosity Summer Porous   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Semi-Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   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 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils No   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1700
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 2700
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 36
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 50
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 10
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 200   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -13
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability No Known Source   Propagated By Seed Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance Medium   Propagated By Sod No
Fruit/Seed Period Begin Spring   Propagated By Sprigs Yes
Fruit/Seed Period End Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Low
Propagated By Container No   Small Grain No
Propagated By Corms No   Vegetative Spread Rate Rapid
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal High
Christmas Tree Product No   Palatable Graze Animal Low
Fodder Product No   Palatable Human Yes
Fuelwood Product   Post Product No
Lumber Product No   Protein Potential Low
Naval Store Product No   Pulpwood Product No
Nursery Stock Product No   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 04/07/2020 04:06 PM CDT