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Characteristics

Conservation Plant Characteristics

Rubus flagellaris Willd.
northern dewberry
RUFL
Cultivar: Lucretia

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 Medium   Height at Base Age, Maximum
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 Dense   Resprout Ability Yes
Foliage Porosity Winter Porous   Shape and Orientation Prostrate
Foliage Texture Coarse   Toxicity None
Fruit/Seed Color Black      
 
Growth Requirements
Adapted To Coarse Textured Soils Yes   Moisture Use High
Adapted To Medium Textured Soils Yes   pH, Minimum 5.0
Adapted To Fine Textured Soils Yes   pH, Maximum 7.0
Anaerobic Tolerance None   Planting Density Per Acre, Minimum 2700
CaCO3 Tolerance Low   Planting Density Per Acre, Maximum 3450
Cold Stratification Required Yes   Precipitation, Minimum 15
Drought Tolerance Low   Precipitation, Maximum 40
Fertility Requirement Low   Root Depth, Minimum 6
Fire Tolerance High   Salinity Tolerance None
Frost Free Days, Minimum 180   Shade Tolerance Intermediate
Hedge Tolerance High   Temperature, Minimum (°F) -23
 
Reproduction
Bloom Period Late Spring   Propagated By Cuttings Yes
Commercial Availability Routinely Available   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 No   Seed Per Pound 170000
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 Rapid
 
Suitibility/Use
Berry/Nut/Seed Product Yes   Palatable Browse Animal Low
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 Yes   Veneer Product No
 
 
Time Generated: 09/28/2020 05:10 AM CDT