Ease to Grow: Easy.
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.
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.