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Sawtooth Blackberry (Rubus argutus)

Rubus Argutus, or more commonly know as Sawtooth Blackberry, is a subshrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Rubus. It has a rapid growth rate and a height of 8.2 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, is intolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Rubus Argutus or Sawtooth Blackberry's floral region is North America US Lower 48 and Hawaii

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Rubus
  • Family: Rosaceae
  • Order: Rosales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Subshrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N) HI (I)
  • State Noxious Status: HI (NW)
  • State Noxious Common Name: HI (prickly Florida blackberry)
  • PLANTS Invasive Status: HEAR N'EAST STATE
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FAC-
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU+) 3(FAC-*) 5(FACU-) 6(NI)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring
  • Allelopath: No
  • Bloat: None
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Dense
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Moderate
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Black
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: Yes
  • Growth Form: Multiple Stem
  • Growth Rate: Rapid
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 8
  • Height Mature (feet): 8.2
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Moderate
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: Yes
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Medium
  • Fertility Requirement: Low
  • Fire Tolerance: Medium
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 120
  • Hedge Tolerance: Low
  • Moisture Use: Medium
  • pH (Minimum): 4.5
  • pH (Maximum): 7
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1746
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 3450
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 40
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 50
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 12
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intolerant
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -13
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: High
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • 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 Spread Rate: Rapid
  • Seedling Vigor: High
  • Small Grain: No
  • Vegetative Spread Rate: Moderate


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