Dewberry Lucretia’, Rubus roribaccus 'Lucretia’, is a cousin of the blackberry and produces sweet, long, shiny black berries in mid to late summer. This dewberry has dark green foliage that grows on trailing vines that need to be trained on stakes or trellises.
If this plant grows on a support it makes for cleaner fruit and easier harvests; otherwise it will trail on the ground and if left to ramble, plants produce a 2- to 3-foot deep tangle of thorny stems. However, the vines should be laid on the ground and protected for the winter with straw or other material, especially in the cold northern climates.
Lucretia has blackberry-like dark green foliage and early summer flowers that provide a decorative value in the landscape. The scrumptious berries are long, shiny black and arrive in mid to late summer. Use them as you would any berries in jams, pies, cobblers, turnovers, or just pick and gobble them fresh from the vine!
They get their name from the fact that the berries are often seen covered in dew in the early mornings.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Rubus roribaccus 'Lucretiaâ€™|
|Mature Height||3 feet|
|Mature Spread||3-4 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|