Rubus spp.
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Rubus spp.


  family rosaceae 
  genus rubus 

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Genus  Rubus Species  spp. Variety  Cultivar  Common names  blackberry   bramble   Smeuran Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S8810 Data source  DyePl p32;DyePl p65;DyeFib p33
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Herbaceous perennial Life span  3 - 10 years Annual cycle  Depends on climate Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit    Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  The shoots of Rubus spp. as well as the berries have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. A range of possible colors can be produced by Blackberry (also known as bramble) including gray, orange and bluish gray. Rubus spp. is known as Smeuran in Gaelic.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Shoots   Berries Dye color  gray,orange,bluish gray
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Rubus spp. probably originates from Scotland, US and Canada.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Rubus spp. is an herbaceous perennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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