Scientific Name: Rubus armeniacus
Common Name: Himalayan blackberry
Family Name: Rosaceae
Origin: Central / west Asia
Hardiness Zone: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 °C)
Plant Type: Invasive plant, Semi-evergreen, Vine or climber, Weed (horticultural)
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Spreading
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Security/barrier, Urban agriculture
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Compound, Alternate, Prickly, Pinnate venation, Glabrous, Digitate (palmate), Ovate, Serrulate
Flowers: Cyme, White, May-Jun
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Drupe, Edible, Black, Aug-Sep-Oct
Key ID Features:
Invasive, weedy, stems laying on ground can root at nodes; leaves compound (3-5 leaflets) with prickles on the midrib; stems have large prickles; cyme of fragrant white florets each with multiple simple pistils; fruit an aggregate of drupelets, red then black.