Rubus ursinus

  • Rubus ursinus  California blackberry
  • Rubus ursinus  California blackberry
California blackberry

Not to be confused with the weedy non-native Himalaya berry that has taken over acres in northern California. The native blackberry when happy can form a good sized patch, growing as much as 3 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide depending on available moisture. This thorny, spreading evergreen has excellent habitat value. The berries are widely used as a food source for wildlife. Offers excellent escape and nesting cover and is good for erosion control. People relish the berries and its fruits are highly prized for pies and jam. Best with some shade and moisture, but is drought tolerant once established.

Call to confirm current supply. Availability as of July 3, 2019:

Sorry; this plant is out of stock at present.