Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis)

The Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis) is generally described as a perennial vine or subshrub. This is native to the U.S. (United States) has its most active growth period in the spring and summer . The Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis) has green foliage and inconspicuous white flowers, with an abuncance of conspicuous black fruits or seeds. The greatest bloom is usually observed in the late spring, with fruit and seed production starting in the summer and continuing until fall. Leaves are not retained year to year. The Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis) has a short life span relative to most other plant species and a rapid growth rate. At maturity, the typical Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis) will reach up to 1 foot high, with a maximum height at 20 years of 0 inches.

The Whitebark Raspberry (Leucodermis) is usually not commercially available except under contract. It can be propagated by bare root, container, cuttings, seed, sprigs. It has a rapid ability to spread through seed production and the seedlings have high vigor. Note that cold stratification is not required for seed germination and the plant cannot survive exposure to temperatures below 7°F. has low tolerance to drought and restricted water conditions.

Plant Basics
Category
Growth Rate Rapid
General Type Vine, Subshrub
Growth Period Spring, Summer
Growth Duration Perennial
Lifespan Short
Plant Nativity Native to U.S.
Commercial Availability Contracting Only
Physical Characteristics
Bloom Period Late Spring
Displays Fall Colors Yes
Shape/Growth Form Stoloniferous
Drought Tolerance Low
Shade Tolerance Intolerant
Height When Mature 1
Vegetative Spread Rapid
Flower Color White
Flower Conspicuousness Yes
Fruit/Seed Abundance High
Fruit/Seed Seasonality Summer Fall
Seed Spread Rate Rapid
Gardening Characteristics
Propagations (Ways to Grow) Bare Root, Container, Cuttings, Seed, Sprigs
Moisture Requirements Medium
Cold Stratification Required Yes
Minimum Temperature 7
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Toxic to Nearby Plants No
Toxic to Livestock No
After-Harvest Regrowth Rate Rapid
After-Harvest Resprout Ability Yes
Responds to Coppicing Yes
Growth Requirements
pH Range 5.6–7.3 pH
Precipitation Range 24–24 inches/yr
Planting Density 1200–4800 indiv./acre
Soil Textures Coarse, Fine, Medium
Soil Depth for Roots 12
Minimum Frost-Free Days 120 day(s)
Salinity Tolerance None
CaCO3 Tolerance Medium
Sustainability & Use
Leaf Retention No
Palatability Medium
Fire Resistant No
Causes Livestock Bloating None

Source: USDA, NRCS, PLANTS Database, plants.usda.gov.
National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA