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American Red Raspberry (Rubus idaeus)

Rubus Idaeus, or more commonly know as American Red Raspberry, is a subshrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Rubus. It has a moderate growth rate and a height of 6 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring, blooms during spring and is tolerant of shade. Rubus Idaeus or American Red Raspberry's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Alaska

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Rubus
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub
  • Native Status: L48 (NI) AK (NI) CAN (NI) SPM (N)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: UPL FAC
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FAC-) 2(FACU-) 3(FACU+) 4(FACU) 6(NI) 8(UPL) 9(FACU) A(FAC)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • After Harvest Regrowth Rate: None
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • C:N Ratio: Medium
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: Yes
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Coarse
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Red
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Thicket Forming
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 9
  • Height Mature (feet): 6
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: Slight
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: No
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: High
  • Fertility Requirement: Medium
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • pH (Minimum): 6
  • pH (Maximum): 6.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 320
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 1280
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 12
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 24
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Tolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -10
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: Routinely Available
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: Yes
  • Propagated by Bare Root: Yes
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: Yes
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: Yes
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: Yes
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Seed per Pound: 270000
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No


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