Bog Blackberry


Ease to Grow: Easy
Dormancy: Yes
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Eastern North America
Zones: 2-6 (2-8)

Bog Blackberry, Rubus hispidus, is sometimes called Trailing Dewberry. It is a low growing, vining bog plant with small, white flowers and small, edible fruit. The leaves are dark green with 3 lobes and toothed margins on red stems with dense, fine bristles. Flowers in late summer are small, white with five petals. Fruit is small with 5-8 shiny, black lobes. It prefers the open areas of bogs, and can be a rapid grower, forming dense networks of intertwining vines, 4+ft (1m) long. It can crowd an area, if not trimmed and controlled. It develops red leaves in the Fall, and is winter hardy. Water with rain/distilled water. It is a curious and interesting bog plant, and makes an attractive ground cover with fruit.

For Bog Blackberry, each portion is a rooted, growing plant.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 2" - 6"
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate
Soil: General Bog Mix
Soil pH: 4-6.5
Light: Full to Partial Sun
Use: Edible, black fruit, curious ground cover among carnivorous plants.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Thaddeus Carpenter
Bog Blackerries

The blackberries arrived quickly and were in excellent condition. Will probably order again when Items come back into stock.


This awesome little plant is growing fast and I’ve only had for a days.

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