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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Rubus allegheniensis Porter
Allegheny blackberry
RUAL

Summary
Duration PR Federal T/E Status
Growth Habit SS   National Wetland Indicator
Native Status L48 (N), CAN (N)      
 
Morphology/Physiology
Active Growth Period Spring and Summer   Fruit/Seed Conspicuous Yes
After Harvest Regrowth Rate   Growth Form Thicket Forming
Bloat None   Growth Rate Rapid
C:N Ratio Low   Height at Base Age, Maximum 6
Coppice Potential No   Height at Maturity 6.0
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 Moderate   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Erect
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils No   Moisture Use Medium
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 4.6
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.5
Anaerobic Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 1200
CaCO3 Tolerance High   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 4800
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 30
Drought Tolerance High   Precipitation, Maximum 48
Fertility Requirement Medium   Root Depth, Minimum 12
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 120   Shade Tolerance Tolerant
Hedge Tolerance None   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -28
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Mid Spring   Propagated By Cuttings No
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 Summer   Propagated By Tubers No
Fruit/Seed Persistence No   Seed Per Pound 262000
Propagated By Bare Root Yes   Seed Spread Rate Slow
Propagated By Bulbs No   Seedling Vigor Medium
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: 12/07/2019 06:30 AM CST