Black raspberry is a multi-stemmed, colony-forming shrub with white flowers, edible black fruits and colorful reddish stems in winter.
This species is native to the Chicago region according to Swink and Wilhelm’s Plants of the Chicago Region, with updates made according to current research.
- Family (English) Rose
- Family (botanic) Rosaceae
- Tree or plant type Shrub
- Native locale Chicago area, Illinois, North America
- Size range Medium shrub (5-8 feet), Small shrub (3-5 feet)
- Light exposure Full shade (4 hrs or less of light daily), Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun / shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
- Hardiness zones Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
- Soil preference Acid soil
- Tolerances Alkaline soil, Clay soil, Occasional drought, Occasional flooding
- Season of interest early fall, early summer, early winter, late spring, late summer, late winter, mid fall, midwinter
- Flower color and fragrance White
- Shape or form Arching, Multi-stemmed, Thicket-forming, Upright
- Growth rate Fast